Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics—print/e-book Bundle

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2010
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  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author
  • Reviews

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

  • 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

No cataloger or library administrator will want to be without this straightforward guide to the changes ahead.

Acknowledgments


List of Abbreviations

1 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

Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver is the Head of Metadata and Processing at the University of Ottawa Library. She has been a cataloging manager in academic libraries for over 25 years and has been involved with the development of cataloging standards for over 20 years. She was the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing during the development of RDA and was a member of international working groups that contributed to the development and implementation of RDA. Currently, she represents the Canadian Federation of Library Associations on the RDA Board. She has also been the Chair of the IFLA Bibliographic Conceptual Models Review Group (formerly the FRBR Review Group) and a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Subject Analysis and Access. She has been invited to give numerous presentations and training sessions on RDA, in North America and around the world.

"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."
--Technicalities

"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 cataloging."
--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."
--Library Journal

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