SRRT Resolutions 1974: ISBD Cataloging Format

Text of SRRT resolution calling for delay of ISBD cataloging format.
ISBD Cataloging Format

Adopted at 1974 Midwinter Meeting

WHEREAS the ISBD cataloging format is certain to further impede collection-access for ordinary library users and was devised and adopted in a high-handed, elitist fashion, without fully consulting the profession itself nor even attempting to determine possible adverse effects upon library users,

SRRT Action Council THEREFORE insists that total implementation of the ISBD(M) and announced ISBD(S) be delayed until it is insured that non-ISBD cataloging data will be supplied to those libraries which do not want the new, obstructive format foisted upon them.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 29, p. 5