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Open Rules for Cataloging

Leibowitz, Faye R and Soufi, Denise and Billey, Amber and Theimer, Sarah (2022) Open Rules for Cataloging. Serials Review. ISSN 0098-7913 (Submitted)

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The Open Rules for Cataloging (ORC) project is proposed to be a freely available alternative to Resource Description and Access (RDA) for those who desire a simpler, less abstract cataloging code. The premise of the ORC project is that it is possible to identify universal cataloging concepts in preexisting cataloging rule sets which can be used as the base of a modern cataloging code. The ORC Project has three goals in mind: to reduce needless expense, to promote inclusion, and to facilitate data interoperability. ORC complies with ethical principles and best practices. It will be compatible with a variety of metadata environments. This compatibility will enable data exchange and reuse as well as adaptation. The Open Rules for Cataloging have the potential to revolutionize cataloging practice by simplifying it and making it accessible to all.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Submitted
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Leibowitz, Faye RFaye.leibowitz@gmail.comfrleibo0000-0002-0570-8433
Soufi, Denisedsoufi@email.unc.edu0000-0002-6394-0476
Billey, Amberabilley@bard.edu0000-0002-5223-0073
Theimer, SarahSarah.Theimer@unh.edu0000-0002-0456-4351
Date: 6 May 2022
Date Type: Submission
Journal or Publication Title: Serials Review
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: cataloging; open access
ISSN: 0098-7913
Article Type: Invited Article
Additional Information: This article is based on a presentation at the 31st annual North Carolina Serials Conference, April 8, 2022.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 16:20
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 16:20


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