Archive for May 2009

VIAF new to Cataloger’s Desktop

May 12, 2009

Although I haven’t been blogging lately, some news today brought me out of lurkdom.  In an email to the Desktop discussion list earlier today, Bruce Chr. Johnson announced:

Normally when we add new resources to Cataloger’s Desktop between issues we hold off announcing them until the new issue is rel[e]ased.  In this instance we have just added several resources that we would like to bring to your attention.  New to Desktop are:

* The 2009 release of the “Statement of International Cataloguing Principles” from IFLA, in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Swedish.
* The Preliminary Consolidated Edition of ISBD from IFLA in English, Spanish, and French.
* The list archives of the SACO discussion list, SACOList.  (A description is available at <http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/saco/sacolist.html>.)
* “Authorities & Vocabularies” from the Library of Congress
* VIAF, the Virtual International Authority File

I’m happy to see access to the VIAF spreading.

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