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The predominant training tool for the application of BIBCO Standard Record elements is the PCC RDA BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) Metadata Application Profile. The BSR MAP covers all types of materials. 

BIBCO Descriptive Cataloging Standard

December 31, 2014 was the last date for contributing new BIBCO and CONSER records formulated according to AACR2. Beginning January 1, 2015, all new PCC bibliographic record contributions must follow RDA, the BIBCO Standard Record, the CONSER Standard Record, and other PCC program guidelines for bibliographic description. For more about RDA implementation, see the RDA and PCC section on the PCC home page.

RDA Descriptive Cataloging Training for Current BIBCO Members

The PCC BIBCO RDA Online Training Plan (Nov. 29, 2012) (Word: 39 KB) outlines the plan for providing RDA descriptive cataloging training for current BIBCO members. The plan is based on the use of Library of Congress RDA training materials to provide training for catalogers making the transition from AACR2 descriptive cataloging to RDA descriptive cataloging.  The online FRBR and RDA Toolkit sessions and Modules 1-4 will serve as "bridge" training for active BIBCO institutions.  The PCC Secretariat will coordinate follow-up webinars and record review.

Find Free RDA resources on the CLW web site:

  • PCC RDA Training and Review for NACO Authorities—online videos, slides, demonstrations, and quizzes for self-paced learning
  • Library of Congress RDA Training plan and materials
  • Using the RDA Toolkit—LC’s document about the features of the RDA Toolkit
  • RDA Record Examples
  • RDA/FRBR Webcasts

BIBCO Standard Record Training Course Summary and Outline (AACR2)

In its present version, this course presents the BSR based on AACR2, with record templates arranged in MARC tag order, and has been taught in an instructor-led session of less than one day in length. The course will be converted to an online course with an RDA focus.