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Last edited 12 November 2009
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) provides content rules for the construction of catalogues and other lists in general libraries of all sizes. The rules cover the description of library materials, and the provision of access points, and enable catalogue information to be readily exchanged between libraries. It is mostly used in conjunction with the mark-up standard MARC 21 (MAchine-Readable Cataloguing).
Standards Developing Organisations
- American Library Association
- Canadian Library Association/Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
- Create or Receive
- Description and Representation Information
- Digital Archive Standards
- Metadata Content Standards
- 1978 - Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Edition (AACR2) [external]
- Password required for Web access at the above address. Information on purchase of the full text from the AACR2 homepage listed below.
- Wikipedia entry for AACR2 [external]
Alternative Current Versions
- 1967 - Ango American Cataloging Rules
- Print publication. Now out of print.