DCRM(B) and DCRM(S) are now freely available online. Here:
- Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) http://rbms.info/dcrm/dcrmb/index.html
- Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) http://rbms.info/dcrm/dcrms/index.html
Print copies of these standards have been tricky to get hold of in recent years. This welcome initiative from the Library of Congress will save money, time and effort for rare books cataloguers and hence help us better serve our users.
Credit where it’s due: I found out about this from a post to lis-rarebooks mailing list from Iris O’Brien of the British Library – reposting a message from RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee. This news has been reported, posted, tweeted etc widely, reflecting its significance to our work.