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Ottawa, Ontario - August 26, 2002 - The 2002 Revision of Anglo-American
Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition will be released in September 2002.
Published by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals, the American Library Association, and the Canadian
Library Association, AACR2-2002 has been completely redesigned.

Now available as a continuing integrating resource in looseleaf format
for updating, the 2002 Revision fits a standard 3-ring binder and
features separately numbered chapters, annual updates that will easily
integrate into this brand-new, streamlined format, and a revamped text
design that clearly distinguishes the rules from the examples.

Prepared by an international committee of expert cataloguers from North
America, the United Kingdom, and Australia, AACR2-2002 is the
up-to-the-minute powerhouse for resource description and access.

In the AACR2-2002:
       Chapter 12 (Continuing Resources) has been expanded to include
successively issued resources (serials), ongoing integrated resources
(updating looseleafs, websites), and some categories of finite
       Chapter 3 (Cartographic Materials) now incorporates information
prepared by the Anglo-American Committee for Cataloguing Cartographic
Materials to accommodate Content Standards for Digital Geospatial
       The 2002 Revision incorporates the two sets of revisions
published as Amendments 1999 and Amendments 2001, which included the
revised Chapter 9 (Electronic Resources).
       Completely updated index.

Libraries rely on AACR for authoritative, flexible, ready-to-apply
international standards to develop resource catalogues and bibliographic
descriptions for accessibility across all media.

To order in Canada, contact the Canadian Library Association at
[log in to unmask]; (613) 232-9625, ext. 310; Fax (613) 563-9895. Orders
from the United States and Mexico should be directed to the American
Library Association.

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Second Edition, 2002 Revision
Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR
Co-published by the American Library Association, CLA, and the
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Distributed in Canada exclusively by CLA.

Binder-ready looseleaf pages with professional heavy-duty locking 3
D-ring binder with pre-printed Mylar tabs

About AACR
The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, first published in 1967, are
maintained by the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR. The
constituent organizations of the JSC are the American Library
Association, the Australian Committee on Cataloguing, the British
Library, the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, the Chartered Institute
of Library and Information Professionals, and the Library of Congress.
Margaret Stewart, Chief, Standards and Support at the National Library
of Canada, is the Canadian representative to the Joint Steering

About the Co-publishers
The American Library Association in Chicago, Ill., provides leadership
for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and
information services and the profession of librarianship in order to
enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The Canadian Library Association in Ottawa, Ont., is the national
English-language association which represents those who work in or
advocate for Canada's estimated 21,000 libraries.

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in
London, England, is a new professional body formed following the
unification of the Institute of Information Scientists and the Library
Association earlier this year.

Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 232-9625; Fax: (613) 563-9895