September 18, 2008

Latest Bib Formats & Standards is Available

I got this announcement from OCLC and wanted to share it in case anyone is interested. We use only the online version of this publication in NHAIS, and I would recommend that anyone using NHU-PAC as a source of cataloging redords should have an easily accessible link to OCLC Bib Formats and Standards as it defines all the tags, subfields, indicators, and such that you will find in NHU-PAC records. We decided several editions ago that the printed version was not a good use of money as the online is complete, up-to-date, easy to use and requires no filing.

Bibliographic Formats and Standards fourth print edition is now available for ordering though the OCLC Online Service Center. This guide to cataloging using OCLC’s WorldCat database provides you with essential information on creating and using bibliographic records in WorldCat, including:

· Input standards and guidelines for catalogers
· Tagging conventions
· Links to sources of related cataloging information

The fourth edition of Bibliographic Formats and Standards is the final edition available in print. The fourth edition will continue to be updated online and major revisions will be announced at Abstract & revision notes. Updates will be made available at Bibliographic Formats and Standards in PDF format so that holders of the fourth edition can keep their print copies up-to-date.

Bibliographic Formats and Standards fourth print edition is available at $50 U.S. Every order includes shipping to U.S. and Canada addresses. Shipments outside the U.S. and Canada may require additional duties and taxes.

Visit the OCLC Online Service Center to place an order.

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