cataloging librarian at the Nebraska Library CommissionThe Nebraska Library Commission is a Nebraska state government agency. Located in Lincoln, the Library Commission provides reference, resources, training, and consulting for all types of library in the state. The various collections housed at the Library Commission are used to serve librarians, state employees, seekers of government information, and visually handicapped Nebraskans. The Library Commission is a clearinghouse for state government publications and makes many documents accessible online.
Both rules are divided into description and access – in RDA, recording attributes is description, and recording relationships is access.
A phrase you will hear a lot is “RDA element set”, which is a list of all the RDA elements
The categorization of resources is one area where there are actually new elements, not just new terminology.
In response to concerns about RDA (Resource Description and Access) raised by the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, the three U.S. national libraries--the Library of Congress (LC), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Agricultural Library (NAL)--made a commitment to the further development and completion of RDA. The three libraries agreed to make a joint decision on whether or not to implement RDA, based on the results of a test of both RDA and the Web product. The goal of the test is to assure the operational, technical, and economic feasibility of RDA. Testers will include the three national libraries and the broader U.S. library community.
June 23, 2010 – public release of RDA ToolkitU.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee MembersCo-Chairs:Beacher J. Wiggins (email@example.com) for the Library of CongressWiggins is Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress. He represents LC on the Committee of Principals, the governance body for the cataloging code.Dianne McCutcheon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the National Library of MedicineMcCutcheon is Chief of the Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Chris Cole (email@example.com) for the National Agricultural LibraryCole is Associate Director for Technical Services, National Agricultural Library. He served on the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control as the representative of the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services (NFAIS). His career has included positions at Library of Congress, Intel Corporation, Maricopa County Library District, Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library and the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library.
Testing will last six months. The test will begin with a three-month training and practice period after the initial release of RDA Online becomes available, currently projected for July 2009 or later. Actual test records will be produced in the second three-month period. The Steering Committee will identify a core test set of 20 to 25 resources that together are representative of the range of digital and analog resources acquired, cataloged, and maintained in contemporary US libraries. The core test set will include textual monographs, AV materials, serials, and integrating resources. Each test partner will produce an RDA bibliographic record and a bibliographic record produced using its currently adopted cataloging code, e.g. AACR2, DACS, VRA, for each resource in the core test set. No staff member should catalog a given resource using both codes. test partner institutions will assign different staff members to produce the RDA record and the record using the cataloging code that the institution currently applies. "Singleton," non-institutional test partners will be paired with other individual test partners by the Steering Committee. For any resource in the core test set, each member of the pair will produce a bibliographic record using either RDA or his/her current cataloging code, but not both.Test partners will follow their normal workflows to perform the associated authority work in support of both the RDA test records and the test records produced using their current cataloging codes. If an institution does not normally perform authority work, it does not need to supply authority records in the test. In addition to the core test set, test partners will also produce RDA records for resources in their usual categories of cataloging, including any areas of specialization, e.g. foreign languages, cartographic material, or music scores. The additional test records will be created using only RDA. The Steering Committee has been advised that a set of 800 records for the entire test will ensure that the results of the test will be statistically valid; therefore each test partner will, ideally, produce at least 25 additional test records. For each record, each tester (individual test partners and staff members of test partner institutions) will also complete an online questionnaire that elicits information on the amount of time required to produce the records and on qualitative aspects such as how easy it was to understand the RDA instructions and the instructions in the currently adopted code; what changes in workflow were necessitated by the use of RDA; what stumbling blocks were encountered in using RDA in local systems; and what kinds of consultation with colleagues or other documentation were needed to produce the records. As one of the qualitative aspects, test partners will solicit feedback from their internal end users about the RDA records they create. The test partners will make available the records they create in this test to the Steering Committee for review and analysis.
What Happens Now?<br />Jennifer W. Baxmeyer | firstname.lastname@example.orgPrinceton University Library<br />8 July 2010<br />
Acknowledgement<br />Certain slides in today’s presentation have been taken, with permission, from Emily Dust Nimsakont’s presentation, “Cataloging with RDA: An Overview.”<br />Emily’s entire presentation can be viewed on SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/enimsakont/cataloging-with-rda-an-overview<br />
Today’s Topics<br />Background<br />What’s different about RDA?<br />Timeline<br />RDA Toolkit<br />
RDA: Resource Description and Access<br />New content standard for describing resources<br />Developed and maintained by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC)<br />Replaces AACR2<br />Foundations:<br />Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) <br />Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD)<br />IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)<br />
Differences from AACR2<br />Structure<br />AACR2 is organized by classes of materials<br />RDA has overarching principles that are applicable to all materials<br />
Differences from AACR2<br />Structure<br />AACR2<br />Part I – Description<br />Part II – Headings, Uniform Titles, and References<br />RDA<br />Recording attributes<br />Recording relationships<br />
Differences from AACR2<br />Categorization of resources<br />AACR2 has GMDs<br />RDA has media type, carrier type, and content type<br />
Differences from AACR2<br />Level of description<br />AACR2 has first, second, and third levels of description<br />RDA has core elements and other elements<br />Sources of information<br />AACR2 specifies a chief source of information for each class of material<br />RDA divides resources into three categories and specifies a preferred source of information for each<br />
Changes to MARC Format<br />New code in LDR/18 (Descriptive Cataloging Form) and new code in 040<br />Enter media terms in 336, 337, and 338, not 245 $h<br />New authority fields<br />
RDA Testing<br />Three national libraries in the U.S.<br />Library of Congress<br />National Agricultural Library<br />National Library of Medicine<br />Test partners<br />institutions that produce MARC 21 and/or non-MARC records; <br />library professional associations; <br />library educators; <br />vendor/book jobbers; and <br />selected individuals. <br />
RDA Test Partners<br />Library of Congress<br />National Agricultural Library<br />National Library of Medicine<br />Backstage Library Works<br />Brigham Young University<br />Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh<br />Clark Art Institute Library<br />University of Chicago<br />College Center for Library Automation, Florida<br />Columbia University<br />Douglas County Libraries, Colorado<br />Emory University<br />GSLIS Group (Dominican University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)<br />Minnesota Historical Society<br />Morgan Library and Museum<br />Music Library Association/Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.<br />North Carolina State University Libraries<br />University of North Dakota<br />North East Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas<br />Northeastern University<br />OCLC Metadata Contract Services<br />Ohio State University Libraries<br />State Library of Pennsylvania<br />Quality Books<br />Stanford University Libraries<br />George Washington University<br />
RDA Testing Timeline<br />July 1-September 30, 2010 – test partners become familiar with the content of RDA and with navigating the RDA Toolkit<br />October 1-December 31, 2010 – test partners produce records and share them with the Test Coordinating Committee<br />January 1-March, 2011 – RDA Test Coordinating Committee analyzes records and prepares report for the three national libraries<br />
RDA Test Records<br />Core test set of 20-25 resources representative of a range of digital and analog resources<br />Textual monographs, AV materials, serials, and integrating resources<br />Each test partner will create one record using RDA and one record using its currently adopted cataloging code<br />Test partners will be adding RDA-based records to WorldCat<br />
RDA instructions<br />Views of RDA content by table of contents and by RDA element set<br />AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions<br />Workflows, mappings, examples<br />Full text of AACR2 with links to RDA<br />
Additional Information<br />RDA Toolkit – http://access.rdatoolkit.org<br />Profile Name: rda-princeton<br />Password: rda<br /><ul><li>“AACR2 vs. RDA” (by Tom Delsey) – http://presentations.ala.org/images/1/10/LLL-Delsey-ALA2009.ppt</li></ul>“Changes from AACR2 to RDA: A Comparison of Examples” (by Adam L. Schiff) http://faculty.washington.edu/aschiff/BCLAPresentationWithNotes-RevMay2010.pdf<br />Presentations on RDA (JSC) – http://www.rda-jsc.org/rdapresentations.html<br />RDA Train-the-Trainer Webcasts (LC) – http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/rda/trainthetrainer.html<br />RDA and OCLC – http://www.oclc.org/us/en/rda/about.htm<br />