Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Call for Papers

Special Issue Call for Papers:
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

ISBD: Content Bibliographic Standard

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
is currently seeking manuscripts for a special issue devoted to the evaluation and adoption of ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description, consolidated edition, published in 2011.

Submissions for this special issue should describe critical and even controversial argumentative opinions related to the ISBD as a content bibliographic standard. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • ISBD and its relevance to the Universal Bibliographic Control
  • ISBD and FRBR, or consolidated FR family of models
  • Implementation and use for special types of resources
  • ISBD and metadata schemes and formats: interoperability and sustainability
  • ISBD and its relevance to publishing sector: ISBD and RDA/ONIX Framework
  • Publishing ISBD in RDF
  • ISBD and its impact on publishing bibliographic metadata as linked open data
  • Critical analysis of the survey on the use of the ISBD
  • Positioning of the ISBD in future developments of library information infrastructure (Is there a future for the ISBD?)

Proposals of no more than 300 words should be sent by July 15, 2013 to the guest editors, Mirna Willer (, Lynne Howarth ( and John Hostage ( 
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