E-book MARC Records in the Age of AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and now RDA

This e-forum focused on creating MARC records for e-books using standards such as AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and RDA, as well as issues related to managing those records. Topics included the appropriate application of standards, specific MARC fields, batch processing and workflow, hybrid and merged records, macros, and customization. We intend for this to be a productive dialog involving libraries and consortia, authors of standards, and vendors in order to understand how each approaches the characteristics of e-books and resolves cataloging issues they may generate.

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Amy Bailey is a Catalog Librarian at ProQuest. The cataloging department creates full, I-level MARC records for a variety of microform and digital products including e-books. Prior to joining ProQuest, Amy worked in cataloging, institutional repository metadata, interlibrary loan, and circulation at academic and public libraries.

Becky Culbertson is Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian for the California Digital Library housed at the University of California, San Diego. She gathers, catalogs, fixes, replaces, and distributes online serial, monographic, and integrating resource records for the ten University of California campuses. She was a co-editor of the task group that developed the PCC Provider-Neutral Guidelines (both AACR2 and now RDA) and currently is the chair of the PCC Standing Committee on Standards. Her main interest and professional goal is in promoting cataloging standards of all kinds. She attended library school at the University of Michigan and has previously worked as a cataloger at the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia.


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