Universal bibliographic control, Humanities

Universal Bibliographic Control

The bibliographic control of documents at the international level has always been a problem. Librarians have been concerned about this problem which is increasing over the last five decades due to enormous increase in number of publications as well as variety of publications.

The effort for compilation of a Universal Bibliography has already been mentioned earlier.

Thus there are no known universal bibliographies as such. But after the second World War, UNESCO took leadership and emphasised that if all nations maintain their current national bibliographies, it might lead to having an efficient control on the publications universally. Several years have passed but still nothing concrete has come out of this.

The Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) programme sponsored by IFLA in 1974, appeared to be far more realistic, as it was based on the recognition of the fact that effective bibliographic control must begin within individual countries, and that the exchange of bibliographic information between them is facilitated if there is international agreement on bibliographical description. The UBC programme has since been merged with IFLA's another programme, nemed as the International MARC and is presently known as UBCIMP.

IFLA and UNESCO have also been in collaboration in this respect and their efforts have resulted in programmes like- International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), Inter-national Serials Data System (ISDS), Cataloguing-in-Publication CIP) and Union lists of Serials.

Posted Date: 11/2/2012 3:30:29 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Universal bibliographic control, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Universal bibliographic control, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Universal bibliographic control Discussions

Write discussion on Universal bibliographic control
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
How Christianity impact it followers

Advantages   Duplication of work can be avoided.  Cost of cataloguing can be minimised.  Uniform and standard cataloguing' practices can be adopted.  Cataloguing ca

Yearbooks and Almanacs They are referred to trace varied information about each country. They are compiled to cover important developments, activities and statistics in seve

About the question of violence in the usa there is an enormous literature - as well as a lot of popular perceptions which themselves incorporate some myths. Contrary to

how it represents the key concepts of self interest balance of power alliances empires and justices

United Nations- United Nations (UN), international organization recognized immediately after II-World War. This replaced the League of Nations. In the year 1945, while the United N

Special Dictionaries Special dictionaries are grouped into four major groups. They are dictionaries dealing with: Linguistic aspects of words  Special class of words

AACR-2R   In AACR-2R under 'Choice of Name' there are 19 rules of which four are about pseudonyms. Since pseudonyms are dealt with in Unit 12, we will leave these four rules fr

In contrast, English people encountering each other by chance were typically reserved,  from  fear  that a casual acquaintance - struck up when  travelling abroad for instance - wo

Discuss how the "timeline" of technology has evolved and how our technologies have changed over time. Frame this answer in terms of the Agricultural, Industrial, and Knowledge Revo