Vol. 13 No. 2 (2022)

The Updating of ISBD and its transformation

Elena Escolano Rodrìguez
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. España

Published 2022-05-05


  • ISBD,
  • International Standard Bibliographic Description,
  • IFLA Library Reference Model,
  • manuscripts,
  • celestial cartographic resources
  • ...More

How to Cite

Escolano Rodrìguez, Elena. 2022. “The Updating of ISBD and Its Transformation”. JLIS.It 13 (2):1-12. https://doi.org/10.36253/jlis.it-448.


This article describes the difficult work of revising the ISBD standard. It reviews the previous work and the conceptual and structural problems found in the process of updating the ISBD standard. After the recognition of the difficulties in debates, two points of view were distinguished among the members of the group that ended with the split of the ISBD Editorial Group into two subgroups. The article also gives an account of the changes carried out in the updating of the content of ISBD, to end with the discussion topics of the second working group that will change the structure of ISBD as we know it today


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