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  • 1.  Publication of DCRMR

    Posted Feb 07, 2022 10:21 AM

    **please excuse cross-posting**

    Dear colleagues,

    The RBMS RDA Editorial Group is pleased to announce the publication of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (RDA Edition). DCRMR is a revision of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials aligned to the RDA element set. This first iteration is a minimum viable product containing book instructions only. In the future, other rare materials formats will be added to the standard, beginning with graphics.

    Although DCRMR is approved for cataloging, the Library of Congress and PCC have not yet implemented the new RDA Toolkit. As a result, at this time, catalogers are not able to code records for both DCRMR and PCC. Guidance on creating PCC-compliant DCRMR records will be forthcoming sometime after PCC's adoption, which is currently slated for October.

    In the coming weeks, we will update guidance at the DCRM and RDA page to reflect publication of DCRMR.

    The editorial group warmly thanks everyone who contributed to the development of this standard, including the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee, the RBMS Executive Committee, and everyone who participated in public reviews or hearings. We deeply appreciate everyone's time and considered feedback.


    Jessica Grzegorski & Elizabeth Hobart

    DCRMR co-editors

    Jessica Grzegorski
    Principal Cataloging Librarian
    Newberry Library