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Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics
by Chris Oliver
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Year Published: 2010
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Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloguing standard that will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR). The 2010 release of RDA is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a shift in the understanding of the cataloguing process. Author Chris Oliver, Cataloguing and Authorities Coordinator at the McGill University Library and chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloging, offers practical advice on how to make the transition. This indispensable Special Report helps catalogers by
No cataloger or library administrator will want to be without this straightforward guide to the changes ahead.
- Concisely explaining RDA and its expected benefits for users and cataloguers, presented through topics and questions
- Placing RDA in context by examining its connection with its predecessor, AACR2, as well as looking at RDA’s relationship to internationally accepted principles, standards and models
- Detailing how RDA positions us to take advantage of newly emerging database structures, how RDA data enables improved resource discovery, and how we can get metadata out of library silos and make it more accessible
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations1 What Is RDA?
2 RDA and the International Context
3 FRBR and FRAD in RDA
4 Continuity with AACR2
5 Where Do We See Changes?
6 Implementing RDA
7 Advantages, Present and Future
Selected Resources and Readings
About the Author
Chris Oliver has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989, as a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager. Her current position is Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities. She received her M.A. and M.L.I.S. degrees from McGill University. Chris is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and has been a member of the Committee since 1997. This has given her the opportunity to be involved with the evolution of RDA from its beginning. She served as a member of the Joint Steering Committee’s Format Variation Working Group and as Chair of the RDA Outreach Group. She has given presentations on RDA in Canada, the United States, and internationally.
"Cataloging and technical services librarians are keen to learn about Resource Description and Access (RDA) and this handy guide is an excellent introduction to it."
"Oliver, cataloging supervisor
at McGill University, presents a
lucid discussion of the history of
the development of RDA in the
context of the FRBR and FRAD
entity relationship models ... Recommended for administrators,
technical service librarians, library
school classes, and those interested
in the newest developments in
--Catholic Library World
"Highly recommended for novice and experienced catalogers as well as library school faculty and students seeking basic information on RDA and its implementation."
Recipient of the 2011 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award
Library Technology Reports, January 2010 (46:1), 31 pages
Library Technology Reports, February/March 2010 (46:2), 39 pages
8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2010
These issues explore and explain, using concrete models and real-world examples, the transformation of bibliographic data and metadata for use on the Web. Inside these Reports:
Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata (46:1; January 2010)
- Library Data in a Modern Context
Changing the Nature of Library Data
RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment (46:2; February/March 2010)
- Library Data in the Web World
Metadata Models of the World Wide Web
FRBR, the Domain Model
RDA in RDF
About the Author
Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries. She worked for over 20 years at the University of California in the California Digital Library, has served on library and information standards committees, and had written frequently on technical topics ranging from metadata development, technology management and system design, and on policy area such as copyright and privacy.
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About Library Technology Reports
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