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MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
MOAR RDA For Systems Folks
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MOAR RDA For Systems Folks

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quick overview of RDA, some new MARC fields and issues, RDA as linked data

quick overview of RDA, some new MARC fields and issues, RDA as linked data

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  • 1. Presentation at Code4Lib North 2013Alison Hitchens, Cataloguing &Metadata Librarian,University of WaterlooImage courtesy of Jennifer Young
  • 2. RDA is… Replacing AACR2 as the contentguidelines for bibliographic & authoritydata to support resource discovery Based on IFLA’s entity-relationshipmodels “Functional Requirements forBibliographic Records” and “FunctionalRequirements for Authority Data” Focused on the use of the data to find,identify, select, obtain, clarify, understandC4LN 2013 - RDA 2
  • 3. RDA is not… An encoding standard A display standardC4LN 2013 - RDA 30.4.2.3 Flexibility: The data should functionindependently of the format, medium, orsystem used to store or communicate thedata. They should be amenable to use in avariety of environments.
  • 4. New & revised fieldsHybrid recordsC4LN 2013 - RDA 4
  • 5. Implications for Search &Display & Sort & RIS export etc. New fields and subfields to index &display Pay special attention to the 264 field forpublication, distribution, manufacture,copyright information New fields to replace the generalmaterial designation (GMD) Do you currently use the GMD to identifyresource type?C4LN 2013 - RDA 5
  • 6. MARC 2641st indicator 2nd indicatorblank=NA/No info/Earliest2=Intervening3=Current/latest0=production1=publication2=distribution3=manufacture4=copyright notice dateAll of these fields cancontain datesC4LN 2013 - RDA 6264 31 $3 2005- $a Boca Raton : $b CRC Press264 #1 $a New York : $b Springer, $c 1999-264 #4 $c ©1998-
  • 7. New fields: 336, 337, 338336 $a text $2 rdacontent337 $a computer $2 rdamedia338 $a online resource $2rdacarrierC4LN 2013 - RDA 7
  • 8. Relationship Designators Not a new MARC subfield but not often inuse pre-RDA Not mandatory but encouraged in RDA700 1# $a Rizki, Mateen M., $e editor of compilationC4LN 2013 - RDA 8
  • 9. Hybrid Records“Hybrid record. A non-RDAbibliographic record … to which RDAcataloging elements have been added,either manually or via machinemanipulation [emphasis added]”- from “Report of the PCC Post-Implementation Hybrid BibliographicRecords Guidelines Task Group”C4LN 2013 - RDA 9Photo credit: Charlie Kellogghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/papa_charliegeorge/3460363489/
  • 10. Some Machine ConversionExamples from the Report 245: Remove the GeneralMaterial Designation (GMD) 245 subfield c: Removeellipses and change Latinabbreviation (“… [et al.]”becomes “[and others]”) 300: Spell out abbreviationsand change Latinabbreviations to Englishequivalents 336, 337, & 338: Add thesefields, including subfields a, b& 2C4LN 2013 - RDA 10Image credit: quisnovushttp://www.flickr.com/photos/quisnovus/5458166433/
  • 11. Metadata RegistryRDA in RDFC4LN 2013 - RDA 11
  • 12. Metadata Registry RDAVocabulariescan be foundin the OpenMetadataRegistryC4LN 2013 - RDA 12
  • 13. RDA in RDF at BNF!C4LN 2013 - RDA 13Machine-readable view:http://data.bnf.fr/11952682/alexandre_dumas_le_comte_de_monte-cristo/rdf.xml
  • 14. Some Issues Should we have multiple pieces ofinformation in one element? Extent: 300 pages Authorized access point for a work: Hemingway, Ernest,1899–1961. Sun also rises We need to use more identifiers Do we need to “dumb-down” library data? RDA Toolkit is subscription based not open Understanding linked dataC4LN 2013 - RDA 14
  • 15. C4LN 2013 - RDA 15
  • 16. LC’s Bibliographic FrameworkTransition Initiative Transitioning fromMARC21 to moreWeb-based, linkeddata friendly format Main classes: Creative work Instance Authority AnnotationC4LN 2013 - RDA 16Figure 5 from “BibliographicFramework as a Web of Data”
  • 17. Some Resources ALCTS “Webinar Archive”http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/past/webinar “BIBFRAME.ORG New Bibliographic Framework” http://bibframe.org/ IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records: Final Report. Munich: KG.Saur, 1998 http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/cataloguing/frbr/frbr.pdf Library of Congress “Bibliographic Framework Initiative”http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/ Library of Congress “RDA in MARC”http://www.loc.gov/marc/RDAinMARC.html Library of Congress “Resource Description and Access (RDA):Information and Resources in Preparation for RDA”http://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/index.html Program for Cooperative Cataloging “Report of the PCC Post-Implementation Hybrid Bibliographic Records Guidelines Task Group”October 2012http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/rda/RDA%20Task%20groups%20and%20charges/PCC-Hybrid-Bib-Rec-Guidelines-TG-Report.docxC4LN 2013 - RDA 17
  • 18. ContactAlison HitchensCataloguing & Metadata LibrarianUniversity of Waterloo Libraryahitchen@uwaterloo.ca@ahitchensC4LN 2013 - RDA 18

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