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AACR2 stands for the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition. It is published jointly by the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the UK. The editor is Michael Gorman, a British-born librarian living in the Chicago area and honored by both the ALA and CILIP. AACR2 is designed for use in the construction of catalogues and other lists in general libraries of all sizes. The rules cover the description of, and the provision of access points for, all library materials commonly collected at the present time. Despite the claim to be 'Anglo-American', the first edition of AACR was published in 1967 in somewhat distinct North American and British texts. The second edition of 1978 unified the two sets of rules (adopting the British spelling 'cataloguing') and brought them in line with the International Standard Bibliographic Description. Libraries wishing to migrate from the previous North American text were obliged to implement 'desuperimposition', a substantial change in the form of headings for corporate bodies. As well as occasional minor amendments, a broader revision was completed in July 2010 in which the rules are more consistent and coherent, informed by the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. This new cataloging code has been released as Resource Description and Access and is currently undergoing testing at a number of universities as well as the Library of Congress. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'aacr2': 20 (1.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'aacr2' across all Ariadne articles: 56
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  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'aacr2': 1996-11
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  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. katrina clifford (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. wendy taylor (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. helen williams (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. debra hiom (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The BNBMARC Currency Survey

Ann Chapman describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.

November 1996, issue6, project update

Handling MARC With PERL

Jon Knight investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.

January 1997, issue7, tooled up

Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue?

Matthew Dovey looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on a one-day Workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects at Goldsmiths College in London on the 3rd of March

March 2000, issue23, event report

Clumps Come Up Trumps

Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding periods.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

The Future of Cataloguing: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference

Paola Stillone reports on a three-day annual conference of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG), held at the University of Bath, 30 June - 2 July.

July 2004, issue40, event report

How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries

Debbie Campbell explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

Book Review: Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources

Sarah Higgins learns how to incorporate online resources into a library catalogue using AACR2 and MARC, but wonders why the wider issue of organising and describing a full range of digital resources is not addressed.

October 2005, issue45, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 49: Technology Is Only Part of the Story

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 49.

October 2006, issue49, editorial

RDA: A New International Standard

Ann Chapman describes work on the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).

October 2006, issue49, feature article

DC 2006: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning

Julie Allinson, Rachel Heery, Pete Johnston and Rosemary Russell report on DC 2006, the sixth international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 3 - 6 October 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too...

David E. Bennett reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

Future-Proofing the Past: LAI Joint Conference 2008

Siobhan Fitzpatrick reports on the Annual Joint Conference of the Library Association of Ireland and Cilip IRELAND.

April 2008, issue55, event report

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference

Christina Claridge reports on the conference, held 3-5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

October 2008, issue57, event report

The European Film Gateway

Georg Eckes and Monika Segbert describe a Best Practice Network funded under the eContentplus Programme of the European Commission, which is building a portal for access to film archival resources in Europe.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

RDA: Resource Description and Access

Wendy Taylor and Helen Williams report on CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA : Resource Description and Access held at CILIP on 23 March 2010 and repeated at the Bloomsbury Hotel on 30 March 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

CIG Conference 2010: Changes in Cataloguing in 'Interesting Times'

Rhiannon McLoughlin reports on a three-day conference on cataloguing in a time of financial stringency, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group at Exeter University, from 13-15 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Book Review: Introducing RDA

Katrina Clifford reviews a work covering the long-heralded change in the cataloguing rule set - RDA (Resource Description and Access).

January 2011, issue66, review

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