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Learning RDA In 30 Minutes or LessTeressa Keenan - Mansfield Library CatalogingTeam Meeting – April 24, 2012
Why now? LC implementation March 2013 ML implementation April 2013 35,000+ RDA records (OCLC) 297 RDA records
What is RDA? Resource Description & Access Cataloging Standard Designed for digital world responsiveness to user needs extensibility adaptability
How does this affect practice? Core level Accept existing records Correct major errors & omissions No hybrid records
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)