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The RDA Primer: A Guide for the Occasional Cataloger

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In the United States, the national librariesthe Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicinewill decide whether to implement RDA after conducting a nine-month testing period with 26 partner libraries. Will your library be ready if and when this sweeping cataloging code change comes? What steps should you be taking now to be prepared?

This book traces the development of RDA, explaining why it was needed and how it was developed. The basics of the conceptual models for RDA are covered, showcasing the origins of the structure and vocabulary of RDA. It then compares AACR2 to RDA and looks at specific changes in the cataloging code. The author also addresses how this development may enable library data to be housed on the Semantic Web, and provides practical advice that librarians and catalogers can act upon now to prepare for RDA.

Book News Annotation:

In the ongoing updating of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, second edition (AACR2), the name of the standard was changed to Resource Description and Access (RDA) and reflected attempts to make substantial changes in the way descriptive cataloging was handled in library databases. Hart (director, technical services, Minuteman Library Network) outlines the history of these developments and explains their underlying conceptual models. Practical examples are included throughout and she finishes with consideration of this new standard (currently scheduled to begin usage in 2011) in the context of metadata and the semantic web. Despite the title, this is not a simplified volume, although it may be appropriate for librarians engaged in a variety of activities in addition to cataloging. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

• Five-page bibliography cites works and provides links to source documents and reference works

• Includes chapters on the conceptual models on which RDA is based.

• A comprehensive index offers direct access to key terms and concepts of RDA

• 18 graphs, figures, and screenshots illustrate concepts for FRBR and FRAD, RDA's structure and vocabulary, and linked data on the Semantic Web

Synopsis:

• This book addresses a very timely and relevant topic in librarianship

• Closely examines RDA and AACR2, comparing their structure, vocabulary, and rules to clarify the significant differences

• Provides practical advice to effectively prepare your library for RDA

Synopsis:

This guide provides an introduction to the history, structure, rules, and future of the new cataloging code Resource Description and Access (RDA) that will be invaluable to general librarians and catalogers.

Synopsis:

This book traces the development of RDA, explaining why it was needed and how it was developed. The basics of the conceptual models for RDA are covered, showcasing the origins of the structure and vocabulary of RDA. It then compares AACR2 to RDA and looks at specific changes in the cataloging code. The author also addresses how this development may enable library data to be housed on the Semantic Web and provides practical advice that librarians and catalogers can act upon now to prepare for RDA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586833480
Author:
Hart, Amy
Publisher:
Linworth Publishing
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7
Pages:
89

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"Synopsis" by , • Five-page bibliography cites works and provides links to source documents and reference works

• Includes chapters on the conceptual models on which RDA is based.

• A comprehensive index offers direct access to key terms and concepts of RDA

• 18 graphs, figures, and screenshots illustrate concepts for FRBR and FRAD, RDA's structure and vocabulary, and linked data on the Semantic Web

"Synopsis" by , • This book addresses a very timely and relevant topic in librarianship

• Closely examines RDA and AACR2, comparing their structure, vocabulary, and rules to clarify the significant differences

• Provides practical advice to effectively prepare your library for RDA

"Synopsis" by , This guide provides an introduction to the history, structure, rules, and future of the new cataloging code Resource Description and Access (RDA) that will be invaluable to general librarians and catalogers.
"Synopsis" by , This book traces the development of RDA, explaining why it was needed and how it was developed. The basics of the conceptual models for RDA are covered, showcasing the origins of the structure and vocabulary of RDA. It then compares AACR2 to RDA and looks at specific changes in the cataloging code. The author also addresses how this development may enable library data to be housed on the Semantic Web and provides practical advice that librarians and catalogers can act upon now to prepare for RDA.
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