Prevent duplication of work.
Provides a simple and standardized set of conventions for describing things online in ways that make them easier to find
Enables libraries to use commercially available library automation systems to manage library operations.
Benefit from the latest advances in computer technology.
To standardize a bibliographic records for its contents and information style
To allow proper cataloging of library items, it allows for records with an unlimited number of fields and unlimited field lengths, this is necessary because not all titles are the same length.
To simplify (make it clear and easy to understand) the introduction of data records elements without concerning the language of the materials
To prepare and manipulation of bibliographic data in a computer applications (electronic resource)
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Technology
Business and Management
Main entry and added entry
Area 1 – title and statement of responsibility
Area 2 – Edition
Area 4 – Series
Area 3 – Material (or type of publication specific details