ALCTS - Association of Library Collections & Technical Services

Task Force on Rules for Technical Description of Digital Media


Status Report (8/30/2005)
Rule revision proposals (3/27/2006)

CC:DA/TF/Technical Description of Digital Media/1

January 7, 2005


The Task Force on Rules for Technical Description of Digital Media is charged to propose revisions to the rules for technical description of digital media in the draft of Part 1 of AACR3.

The Task Force is particularly asked to examine:

  1. the rules for Digital Graphic Representation (B3.3E),
  2. the rules for Other Digital Characteristics (C7.5C13), and
  3. the rules for notes for digital media (C7.7B)

The Task Force should consult other standards for descriptive metadata in order to determine what data elements are important for the technical description of digital media.

Comments and recommendations relating to examples in the draft of Part 1 of AACR3 should be submitted directly to the JSC AACR3 Examples Working Group.

The Task Force will present a report containing its recommendation rule revisions to CC:DA for discussion at the 2005 ALA Annual Conference.

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January 7, 2005


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

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

Matthew Beacom
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240
work: (203) 432-4947
fax: (203) 432-7231

Michael A. Chopey
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

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

Mary Woodley
California State University, Northridge
University Library
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
work: (818) 677-6302
fax: (818) 677-4928

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CC:DA/TF/Technical Description of Digital Media/3

August 30, 2005

Status Report

The report is available in the following formats:

CC:DA/TF/Technical Description of Digital Media/4

March 27, 2006

Rule Revision Proposals Relating to Technical Description of Digital Media

The report is available in the following formats: