Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics (ALA Editions Special Reports Book 2) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Authored by the supervisor of cataloging at McGill University Library, this work provides an overview of the RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard intended to replace AACR2 and designed specifically for a digital environment. Rather than being a how-to-use-it handbook, the book is an introduction, presenting chapters that define RDA and discuss its alignment with international standards, its relationship to FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data), its similarities with and differences from AACR2, its implementation, and its advantages. This is a technical book that assumes a basic understanding of cataloging theory and practice, and it is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the new RDA standards. A list of abbreviations that are used throughout the work, as well as an index and list of selected resources and readings by topic, are included. --Sara Marcus


"This is the best explanation I have yet seen on RDA as a whole. I would strongly recommend buying this book for your library, so that everyone can understand the new changes and standards that will influence how libraries and others will deal with the description and organization of information in the future." - Collection Building "The book provides a basic understanding of how our work will transition once we adopt RDA. There is a good general introduction to RDA... There is an especially good introduction to the use of the RDA Toolkit, including descriptions of Toolkit navigation and explanations of how the Toolkit may be integrated into our work...Introducing RDA could provide an introduction for the uninitiated technical services librarian, for library administrators and for interested public services or systems folks. It's a good first step toward the understanding needed for application or use." - TechKNOW --American Reference Books Annual

"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

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  • File Size: 1094 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
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  • Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions; 1 edition (July 9, 2010)
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2010
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  • Language: English
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