Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Table 1. The creation of library catalogs 1876–1997. A conspectus of tools and
critiques in the historical search for best practice.17
Year Publication/Event
1876 Cutter’s Rules for a Printed Dictionary Catalogue, 1st ed.
1904 Cutter’s Rules for a Dictionary Catalog, 4th ed.
1908 Catalog Rules: Author and Title Entries. (The Anglo-American Cataloging Code)
1941 Preliminary second edition by the ALA of the 1908 rules
1941 A.D. Osborn, “The Crisis in Cataloging”18
1942 ALA Rules for Filing Catalog Cards
1948 Rules for Descriptive Cataloging in the Library of Congress
1949 ALA Cataloging Rules for Author and Title Entries
1953 Seymour Lubetzky, Cataloging Rules and Principles: A Critique of the ALA Rules19
1956 Filing Rules for the Dictionary Catalogs in the Library of Congress
1961 International Conference on Cataloging Principles, Paris
1965 Draft of Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) format
1967 Anglo American Cataloging Rules (AACR)
1968 MARC II format
1969 International Meeting of Cataloging Experts, Copenhagen
1971 International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD)
1974 First meeting of Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSC)
1978 Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR 2)
1980 Library of Congress Filing Rules
1988 Anglo American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition revised (AACR2 R)
1997 International conference on the principles and future of AACR, Toronto
1998 AACR2 e (CD-ROM under constant revision by Joint Steering Committee)20

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