The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is the standard that determines the data elements to be recorded or transcribed in a specific sequence as the basis of the description of the resource being catalogued. In addition, the ISBD employs prescribed punctuation as a means of recognizing and displaying data elements and making them understandable independently of the language of the description.

2021 Update to the 2011 Consolidated Edition of ISBD

The 2021 Update to the 2011 Consolidated Edition of ISBD takes into account the requests by users and their cataloguing needs since the publication of the 2011 edition. It extends the coverage of ISBD to a larger array of resources and brings more organization and refinements into the description of some types of resources.

In the 2021 Update, the content of the ISBD was extended to encompass unpublished resources with focus on the manuscripts. Its ability for granular description was optimized by  integrating stipulations for the application of the ISBD to the description of component parts.  It achieved more harmonization and clarity in the stipulations for cartographic resources, and enhanced the description of astronomical cartographic resources. New elements were introduced in appropriate areas and in the glossary as required; and examples were added to the new stipulations to support implementation by the users of the standard.

ISBD International Standard Bibliographic Description : 2021 Update to the 2011 Consolidated Edition

IFLA International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is the standard that specifies the requirements for the description and identification of published and unpublished resources that are likely to appear in library collections. The ISBD determines the data elements to be recorded or transcr...

Print Consolidated Edition, 2011

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011.

The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, etc.) into a single text.

The ISBD is useful and applicable for descriptions of bibliographic resources in any type of catalogue.  In this edition the stipulations for cataloguing the various resources have been made more consistent with each other and brought up to date.  The new area 0 for content form and media type is included for the first time.  The designation of mandatory ISBD elements has been brought into conformity with the requirements for a basic level national bibliographic record as determined by the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).

ISBD : International standard bibliographic description / recommended by the ISBD Review Group ; approved by the Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section. — Consolidated ed. — Berlin ; München : De Gruyter Saur, 2011. — xvii, 284 p. ; 25 cm. — (IFLA series on bibliographic control ; vol. 44). — ISBN 978-3-11-026379-4

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Online Consolidated edition, 2011 [English]

ISBD International Standard Bibliographic Description - Consolidated edition (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

Translations

ISBD международен стандарт за библиографско описание - Консолидирано издание (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Descripció Bibliogràfica Normalitzada Internacional - Edició consolidada (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Descripción Bibliográfica Internacional Normalizada - Edición Consolidada (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Description bibliographique internationale normalisée - Édition intégrée (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD International Standard Bibliographic Description - Edizione consolidata (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Tarptautinis standartinis bibliografinis aprašas - Jungtinė laida (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Descrierea Bibliografică Internaţională Standardizată - Ediţie unificată (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Международное стандартное библиографическое описание - Консолидированное издание (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Mednarodni Standardni Bibliografski Opis - Združena izdaja (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

ISBD Međunarodni Standardni Bibliografski Opis - Objedinjeno izdanje (2011)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

国际标准书目著录(ISBD) (2011 年统一版)

The consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) was published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011. The consolidated edition merges the texts of the seven specialized ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, ...

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