DCRMR is one of several manuals providing specialized cataloging rules for various formats of rare materials typically found in rare book, manuscript, and special collection repositories. Together, these manuals form Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM), an overarching concept rather than a publication in its own right.
DCRMR is an RDA-compliant manual aligned with the RDA element set. When completed, DCRMR will be an integrated and consolidated manual, which will include instructions for rare materials in multiple formats (e.g., music, serials). Currently, DCRMR allows for RDA-compliant rare book cataloging.
RBMS RDA Editorial Group
Elizabeth Hobart, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Editorial Group Members
Amy Brown, Head, Special Collections Technical Services, Boston College
Tammy Druash, Resource Description Librarian, University of North Florida
Jessica Grzegorski, Principal Cataloging Librarian, Newberry Library
Ryan Hildebrand, Special Collections and Authorities Cataloger, University of Oregon
Deborah J. Leslie, Senior Cataloger, Folger Shakespeare Library
Michelle Mascaro, Special Collections Metadata Unit Head, UC San Diego
Iris O’Brien, Early Printed Collections Cataloguing and Processing Manager, British Library
Elizabeth O’Keefe, Formerly of the Morgan Library & Museum
Keepers of the Text
Amy Tims, Cataloging Initiatives Librarian, American Antiquarian Society
kalan Knudson Davis, Special Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Minimum viable product containing book instructions. For BSC review only.
History of the revision process
In 2010, John Attig and Bob Maxwell wrote a discussion paper “Reconsidering DCRM in the Light of RDA”
2011-2012 DCRM-RDA Task Force presented key recommendations
2012-2014 DCRM(B) for RDA Revision Group
2014-2017 Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials Task Force
2017-2018 RBMS PS editorial work absorbed by BSC and public review of sections of the PS
2018-2019 RBMS Policy Statements Editorial Group