Learning rda in 30 minutes or less


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A brief presentation to the cataloging team about transitioning to RDA

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  • What we will cover:Cataloging policy effects on practiceHow to identify an RDA recordSome of the basic differences between AACR & RDAResourcesWhat we will not cover:FRBR FRAD & other theory related thingsHistory of AACR & RDADebate the importance of RDAUsing RDA ToolkitIn depth how to catalog in RDAFormat specific details of RDAAuthority records
  • AACR2 is no longer being developed
  • Really doesn’t affect us hugely at this pointBasic processes are the same as we are doing nowBe more aware and make sure we are following the correct set of rules for the right situation
  • How can I find some examples? In OCLC, do a command line search “dx:rda” Limit (e.g. by date) because there are now over 35,000 RDA records in OCLC, too many for the search to display without limitsdx:rda/1960-1969dx:rdali:mtgExamples of New RDA elements include:336, 337, 338710 $e relator terms in the subfield e in the 1xx, 7xx fieldsMultiple dates
  • RdaWhy?
  • AACR2Why?
  • RDAWhy?
  • General premise of RDA is the principle of true representation = Take what you see and accept what you getTitle transcription  include capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, inaccuracies, symbols, numerals, etc.Don't correct errors and use [sic] or [i.e] transcribe as is and add a note of explanationAbbreviations  Don’t use abbreviations or substitutions in the edition, publisher, series designation and numbering, etc. (unless they are printed that way) v. = volume ; 1st ed. = first edition; [s.l.; s.n.] = [place of publication not identified], [publisher not identified]GMD  instead use the new fields Content type, Media type and Carrier type (336,337, & 338 )Dates  Copyright date is a separate element from date of publication, distribution, etc. If no date is stated, supply a probable date following RDA rules
  • Access RDA toolkit via Cataloger’s Desktop
  • Or via the RDA Toolkit site directly
  • Or via OCLC Connexionright click menu
  • Automatically see institution name upper right (based on IP address)If not then enter subscription account ID & password in the login boxes If you have already created a user profile enter your profile name and password in the log in boxesIf not then click on create a profile & follow the on screen instructions
  • Once completely logged in you’ll see the welcome message with your name above the institution name
  • Learning rda in 30 minutes or less

    1. 1. Learning RDA In 30 Minutes or LessTeressa Keenan - Mansfield Library CatalogingTeam Meeting – April 24, 2012
    2. 2. Why now? LC implementation March 2013 ML implementation April 2013 35,000+ RDA records (OCLC) 297 RDA records
    3. 3. What is RDA? Resource Description & Access Cataloging Standard Designed for  digital world  responsiveness to user needs  extensibility  adaptability
    4. 4. How does this affect practice? Core level Accept existing records Correct major errors & omissions No hybrid records
    5. 5. Identifying RDA records 040 $e rda Presence of new RDA elements in the record Bibliographic records: “Desc” fixed field = i (vs. “a” for AACR2) Authority records: “Rules” fixed field = “z” (vs. “c” for AACR2)
    6. 6. RDA Example
    7. 7. AACR2 or RDA?
    8. 8. AACR2 or RDA?
    9. 9. AACR2 or RDA?
    10. 10. New Elements Relationship terms  100 1 $a Card, Orson Scott, $e author.  700 1 $a Bury, Florence, $e translator. Content type  336 $a text $2 rdacontent  336 $a performed music $2 rdacontent Media type  337 $a unmediated $2 rdamedia  337 $a audio $2 rdamedia Carrier type  338 $a volume $2 rdacarrier  338 $a audio disc $2 rdacarrier
    11. 11. New Practices [corrected text] or [sic] Abbreviations Rule of 3 GMD Dates
    12. 12. Resources  RDA LibGuide http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/RDA  Colleagues  RDA Toolkit
    13. 13. http://desktop.loc.gov
    14. 14. http://www.rdatoolkit.org/
    15. 15. OCLC Connexion
    16. 16. Logging In
    17. 17. Logging In