Working Group 1 led by Ann Huthwaite (AACR2 / Australia) – Personal Names

Harmonisation in order to create a common authority file (can be “virtual,” i. e., linked records for the same entity)

Differentiation of names – What to do when it is not possible to differentiate? Do all countries with European languages differentiate according to AACR? What are the consequences of using undifferentiated names for the international sharing of records?

Andreas C. Andreou (Cyprus)
Marcelle Beaudiquez (France / AFNOR)
Fernanda Guedes de Campos (Portugal)
Joanna Demopoulou (Greece)
Alexandra Dipchikova (Bulgaria)
Luminita Gruia (Romania)
Irena Kavcic (Slovenia / PPIAK)
Natalia Kulygina (Russia / RCR)
Edita Lichtenbergova (Czech Republic / AACR2)
Cristina Magliano (Italy / RICA)
Paola Manoni (Vatican)
Peter van Oregem (Netherlands)
Petra Senftleben (Germany / RAK)
Heike Wilkening (Germany / RAK)
Mirna Willer (Croatia / PPIAK)

Working Group 2 led by Claudia Fabian (Germany) with assistance of Mauro Guerrini (Italy) – Corporate Bodies

Harmonisation of entities and a list of minimal practical proposals for corporate identity

How do current rules recognise when a corporate body changes/when to make a new authority record for the body? What links are made for earlier/later names of the corporate body?

Elena Balzardi (Switzerland)
Miriam Björkhem (Sweden)
Maria De Panicis (Italy / RICA)
Elena Escolano Rodríguez (Spain)
Günter Hupfer (Germany / RAK)
Tatiana Maskhoulia (Russia / RCR)
Sirje Nilbe (Estonia)
Inger Catherine Spangen (Norway)
Regina Varniene (Lithuania)

Working Group 3 led by Gudrun Henze with assistance of Renate Gömpel (both Germany) – Seriality

Agreement on standards and identification of where the rules do not agree with ISBD(CR) for what changes constitute a new work/expression to justify a new record

Are current codes in alignment with ISBD(CR) and if not, how do they differ and why? Can they be brought together?

Janne Andresoo (Estonia)
Philip Borg (Malta)
Jarmila Majerova (Slovakia)
Barbara Sigrist (Germany / RAK)
Elena Zagorskaya (Russia / RCR)

Working Group 4 led by Gunilla Jonsson (Sweden) – Multivolume/Multipart Structures (components versus aggregates)

Optimise bibliographic sharing and fulfill the principle of identifying all works

The use of contents notes, author/title added entries, and analytic records in current codes to identify individual works/expressions contained in a manifestation – how do they differ and why? Can they be harmonised?

Robert Atkinson (UK / AACR2)
Françoise Bourdon (France / AFNOR)
Henriette Fog (Denmark)
Natalia Kasparova (Russia / RCR)
Gabriele Meßmer (Germany / RAK)
Heather Rosie (United Kingdom)
Natalia Sarycheva (Russia / RCR)

Working Group 5 led by Monika Münnich, assisted by Hans Popst (both Germany) – Uniform Titles – Proposals for GMDs and Expression-level Citations

Harmonisation of practice and proposals for new approach to GMDs for collocation at the level of form of expression and/or physical format

GMDs are now a mix of terms for mode of expression and format of the manifestation. Can we clarify the purpose of the GMD and offer suggestions of where such information properly belongs in a bibliographic record? Is some of the information now conveyed in the GMD more properly part of a uniform title for the work/expression and others more properly part of the physical description area (ISBD area 5)? Is there agreement on when to make a uniform title and its collocating purpose? Is there consistency on its structure?

Rita Albrecht (Germany / RAK)
Susanne Berke (Hungary)
John D. Byrum (ISBD)
Ljubov‘ Ermakova (Russia / RCR)
Isa de Pinedo (Italy / rep. for RICA in place of RICA Chair)
Patrick Le Bœuf (France/AFNOR and IFLA / FRBR)
Eeva Murtomaa (Finland)
Vladimir Skvortzov (Russia / RCR)
Johann Winkler (Austria)