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Task Force on Consistency across Part 1 of AACR


Report of the Task Force on the Alpha Prototype of Reorganized Part I (8/31/2001)
The Logical Structure of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Part I
Interim Report (6/7/2002)
Comments on Draft of Part 1 of AACR3 (2/3/2005)
List of Task Force Documents


February 6, 2002


The Task Force on Consistency across Part I of AACR2 is charged to undertake an editorial review of Part I. Specifically, using the Alpha Prototype of a Reorganized Part I of AACR and “The Logical Structure of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules,” Part I, as prepared by Tom Delsey, as well as the text of Part I of AACR2,

  1. identify inconsistencies of wording across chapters and prepare revisions to resolve the inconsistencies;
  2. determine how many specific rules exist for particular classes of content or carrier or publication pattern; decide whether any of these specific rules should be given in general form in Chapter 1 and prepare revisions in such cases; note which rules should not be generalized and give a brief rationale for this decision.

Revision proposals should be submitted as parts of the project are completed; it is suggested that all proposals for a particular ISBD area of the description be submitted together.

The Task Force will submit progress reports at each CC:DA Annual and Midwinter Meeting beginning with Annual 2002, and will continue to work until the project has been completed. Proposals shall be submitted to the Chair of CC:DA prior to the CC:DA meeting according to the schedule outlined in the CC:DA Procedures.


February 12, 2002; rev. December 10, 2003


John C. Attig, Chair
Pennsylvania State University
126J Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1805
work: (814) 865-1755
fax: (814) 863-7293

Steven R. Arakawa (2002-2004)
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
work: (203) 432-8286
fax: (203) 432-7231

Michael A. Chopey (2002-2004)
University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries
Thomas Hale Hamilton Library
2550 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2233
work: (808) 956-2765
fax: (808) 956-5968

Carroll Nelson Davis
Senior Serials Cataloger
Serial Record Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4160
work: (202) 707-2516
fax: (202) 707-1778

Greta De Groat (July 2004-   )
Stanford University Libraries
Meyer Library, 4th Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-6604
work: (650) 725-0267
fax: (650) 725-1120

Robert B. Ewald (2002-2004)
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20540-4305
work: (202) 707-4383
fax: (202) 707-6629

Peter Vincent Fletcher (2002-2004)
Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
7001 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
work: (504) 865-5696
fax: (504) 865-5773

Kathy Glennan (July 2004-   )
2249 Ballard Way
Ellicott City, MD 21042
work: (818) 929-3004
fax: (410) 418-8844

John Hostage
Harvard Law School Library
1545 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
work: (617) 495-3974
fax: (617) 496-4409

Alice E. Jacobs
National Library of Medicine
Acting Head, Cataloging Section
Bldg. 38, 1N13
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
work: (301) 496-7136

Bruce Chr. Johnson
Library of Congress
6148 Llanfair Drive
Columbia, MD 21044-3829
work: (202) 707-1652
fax: (202) 707-3959

Kristin Lindlan (December 2004-   )
University of Washington Libraries
Suzzallo-Allen Library
PO Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
work: (206) 543-4675
fax: (206) 685-8743

Nancy E. Lorimer (2002-2004)
Stanford University
Music Library
Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3076
work: (650) 725-8819
fax: (650) 725-1145

Elizabeth Mangan
7700 Estero Blvd., #301
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
home: (941) 463-9648

Robert L. Maxwell (2002-2003)
Brigham Young University
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Provo, UT 84602
work: (801) 378-5568
fax: (801) 378-3221

Dorothy McGarry
University of California, Los Angeles
P.O. Box 931119
Los Angeles, CA 90093-1119
work: (310) 825-3438
fax: (310) 206-9872

Pat Riva (June 2003-   )
Romance Languages Cataloguer/Bibliographic Database Specialist
Library Technical Services
McGill University Libraries
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1
work: (514) 398-4790
fax: (514) 398-8919

Jay Weitz
MC 745
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017-3395
work: (614) 764-6156
fax: (614) 718-7195

Cynthia Whitacre (2002-2004)
OCLC Metadata Quality Dept.
6565 Frantz Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017-3395
work: (800) 848-5878, ext. 6183 or (614) 764-6183
fax: (614) 718-7397

Mary Woodley (Feb.-June 2002)
Social Sciences Librarian
Library - 8328
18111 Nordhoff St.
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8328
work: (818) 677-2261
fax:( 818) 677-4928

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June 7, 2002

Interim Report

The report is available in the following formats:


February 3, 2005

Comments on the Draft of Part 1 of AACR3

The report is available in the following formats:

List of Task Force Documents

The Task Force will be taking up the analysis of the rules in Part I according to the ISBD areas of the description. For each area, we expect to submit three documents:

  1. The text of the relevant rules in chapters 1-12, rearranged to bring together comparable rules. The rules have been color coded using different background colors for each chapter, in order to assist in determining the source of seach rule. These documents will be distributed in Microsoft Word format only.
  2. An analysis of the rules, which will include (a) an outline of the rules in the area; (b) the unique rules in Chapter 1; (c) the unique rules in Chapters 2-12; and (d) inconsistencies across chapters. This is typically a preliminary document, compiled before any decisions have been made as to what revisions to propose. These documents will be distributed in both Word “[DOC]” and Acrobat “[PDF]” versions.
  3. Rule revision proposals. This document will also include the outline of the rules, an executive summary of any difficult or unresolved issues, a summary of the analysis of unique and inconsistent rules, a discussion of any proposals that go beyond simple editorial consistency, and a list of any actions that are deferred for later attention or are referred to other groups. These documents will be distributed in both Word “[DOC]” and Acrobat “[PDF]” versions.

Area 0: General Rules
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Area 1: Title and Statement of Responsibility
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Area 2: Edition
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 5/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 12/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Area 3: Material (or Type of Publication) Specific Details
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 5/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 12/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Area 4: Publication, Distribution, etc.
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 12/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Area 5: Physical Description
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Prototype for AACR3 [DOC] [PDF]
Area 6: Series
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals (rev. 12/03) [DOC] [PDF]
Area 7: Notes
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Analysis [DOC] [PDF]
Rule Revision Proposals [DOC] [PDF]
Area 8: Standard Number and Terms of Availability
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Area 9+: Additional Rules
Rearranged Text [DOC]  
Prototype of Revised Part 1 of AACR
2003 December [DOC] [PDF]