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RDA: Strategies for Implementation, Second Edition
Magda El-Sherbini
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1508-0
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $85.00
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464 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 9780838915080
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, I

This title will be available Fall 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Since its publication, thousands of catalogers, technical services librarians, and LIS students have benefitted from the expert guidance provided by El-Sherbini’s guide, which won the 2014 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award. In this new edition, she completely updates her text to reflect the maturing landscape of RDA: Resource Description and Access. Starting with a comparison of the conceptual background and structure of RDA to AACR2, she then moves beyond theory to show real-world examples of implementation, illustrated with many clear examples of the new MARC21 fields in use. A valuable roadmap for RDA novices as well as a ready reference for practitioners, this book
  • traces the history of RDA and the transition from AACR2, enumerating the differences and similarities between the standards;
  • presents detailed strategies on implementing RDA, from general training tips to decision making, integrating new RDA records with legacy records, exporting RDA-based bibliographic records, vendor services, and much more, covering every aspect of daily practice;
  • addresses FRBR-driven tasks, FRBR-Group relationships, and principles of FRAD, including how FRAD impacts the RDA application;
  • features numerous handy checklists and worksheets to aid cataloging and reinforce learning;
  • offers brand new chapters on Work and Expression, Work and Expression for Special Materials, Authorized Access Points, and Relationships Among Entities; and
  • provides updated guidance on getting the most out of RDA Toolkit.
Incorporating the latest developments in RDA, this comprehensive resource remains the authoritative guide to implementing the new cataloging standard.

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