The Conference

By | September 17, 2013

It resumes the conception of Panizzi on the need to show a publication not as an entity isolated but in the context of its relations with other entities, particularly those with which it shares its intellectual content (the work) and its author. Appear here again the functions of location (of the editions or publications) and Assembly (of editions of a work, and the works of an author). The emphasis is different from the wording of Cutter: the second objective becomes much more relevant. Selection function, although it is not mentioned in this statement, is referred to by Lubetzky as function of the description in several of his writings. The Conference in Paris in 1961, a major event marks the beginning of a trend towards the internationalization of cataloging rules and principles. Between 9 and on 18 October of that year, representatives from 53 countries and 12 international organizations participated in the Conference International on cataloguing principles carried out in Paris.

The objective of the meeting was to discuss the choice and form of access points of author and title in the catalogues, with a view to establish principles that could serve as a basis in the drafting of national codes of cataloging. Conclusions and agreements reached were embodied in a document commonly known as the Paris principles. The principles, which owe much to the work of Lubetzky, begin by setting the goals of the catalog, from which are derived the remaining principles. In section 2 of the document states that 2. The catalog must be an efficient instrument to find 2.1. If the library contains a book particularly specified by: a. its author and title, or b.

If the author is not named in the book, only by title, or c. If author and title are inappropriate or insufficient for identification, a substitute for the title; and 2.2. a. what works by one author in particular, and b.

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