Cataloguing rules, Guidelines and Standards
Among its goals ICCU has the task of drafting and disseminating of standards relating to: catalographic rules, descriptive standards, semantic cataloguing and metadata for recovering, accessing and managing digital resources.
It carries out study, research and coordinating activities within the fields of cataloguing by author and semantic cataloguing. It coordinates SBN cataloguing activities by providing local nodes with operational indications concerning interventions on the cooperative shared cataloguing. As part of this activity it translates and disseminates international standards, cataloguing rules and guidelines on all bibliographic typologies.
It is in charge of creating and maintaining the Authority file as crucial tool for the clearness and quality of the national union catalogue.
The authority file archive is integrated in the central system and managed through centralized functions. The entities for which authority files must be created currently include: name of persons, collective authors, uniform titles, places and devices.
Cataloguing rules for SBN on MediaWiki (In italian)
Since July 2016, cataloging rules for SBN are available on a reserved section of MediaWiki platform.
The new editions of the Cataloguing rules for SBN are available to users:
- Rules for information and common data for all the types of material
- SBN Cataloguing manual. Antiquarian
- SBN Cataloguing manual. Modern
New rules for SBN cataloging in SBN have been developed in the new context of international standards and national cataloguing rules and with reference to the new and more flexible architecture of SBN.
For more clarity and efficiency, the SBN manuals have been splitted in different parts: "Common information and codes" and "descriptive and specific parts" which gives regulations about codes and data for all types of material and separate manuals providing stipulations on descriptive information on antiquarian and modern materials.
Unpublished chapters, still in progress are highlighted and will be updated online.
MediaWiki platform improves navigation within the rules and facilitates the management of updates and development of new sections.
Italian Cataloguin Rules
- Guida alla catalogazione in SBN. Musica: musica e libretti a stampa, registrazioni sonore, video e risorse elettroniche musicali (July 2012)
- Linee guida alla catalogazione in SBN. Materiale grafico: manifesti, stampe, disegni (July 2012)
- FAQ sull'applicazione delle REICAT in SBN (July 2010)
Circolare per l’applicazione delle REICAT in SBN (January 2010)
- Resource Description & Access (RDA). April 2014 Version . Italian translation by the Technical Working for RDA translation. Roma, ICCU 2015. Published in RDAToolkit (March, 8th 2016)
The translation is accessible to all with a subscription to www.rdatoolkit.org
- Resource Description & Access (RDA). Version April 2014. Italian translation by the Gruppo di lavoro tecnico per la traduzione dello standard RDA. Roma, ICCU 2015. (pdf) (November 2015)
- ISBD : International Standard Bibliographic Description. Consolidated edition
- Functional requirements for Authority Data. A conceptual model
- Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
- Dublin Core Mapping / UNIMARC
- MAG standard (in Italian): version 1.5 - version 2.0 - version 2.0.1
User manual: html - pdf
Addendum to the user manual (archives integration)
- Mapping from MAG to the PICO Application Profile (in Italian) (22/04/2010)
- Survey on softwares applying the MAG standard (in Italian) (August 2009)
- Reference Schema MAG 2.0.1 – English translation with updates for archives (August 2009)
- MAG mapping towards METS and MIX (ANSI/NISO Z39-87-2006) (in Italian) (May 2010)
- Guidelines for digitisation projects relating to photographic material (in Italian) (January 2004)
- Guidelines for the digitisation of maps (in Italian) (May 2006)
- Guidelines for the digitisation of proclamations, broadsides and single-sheet publications (in Italian) (September 2006)
- Technical guidelines for the creation of digital cultural contents (Italian edition, 2006)