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RDA and Rare Books Cataloguing at
the University of Edinburgh
RDA & Rare Materials, 6th November 2015
Alasdair MacDonald, ...
• Centralised Metadata
Team
• Focus on new
acquisitions and
hidden collections
• 290,000 items in
need of cataloguer
atten...
RDA Implementation 2014
• Establish principles for
when to use DCRM(B)/RDA
for rare books
• Begin using RDA forms for
name...
Authority control: Changes to personal names
AACR2 RDA
Single dates for persons born
before 1900
Use abbreviations:
b. (bi...
Authority control: Changes to collected works
Shakespeare, William, ǂd 1564-1616. ǂt Works. ǂf 2008
Shakespeare, William, ...
Relators for roles ($e)
100 1_ $aSlugge-Bayte, Primrose,$eauthor,
$eillustrator.
245 10 $aSpringtime rhymes :$bpoems in me...
Families
• RDA allows access points for families as authors,
illustrators, dedicatees, etc.
X00 3_ $aSlugge-Bayte (Family)...
Dialogue du Royaume, Malk. 36
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Images: Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence
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Image: "Kimbolton Castle 01" by Graham Taylor. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons -
https://commons.wikimedia.org/...
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Montagu (Family : 1615-1950 : Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, England)
Image: https://openclipart.org/detail/172471/crocodil...
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RDA & rare books cataloguing at Edinburgh University Library / Alasdair Macdonald and Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence (University of Edinburgh)

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Presented at RDA & Rare Materials Seminar, 6 November 2015 Edinburgh, hosted by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland and organised with support from members of RBMS, EURIG, RBSCG, CIG, IFLA and JSC for Development of RDA

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RDA & rare books cataloguing at Edinburgh University Library / Alasdair Macdonald and Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence (University of Edinburgh)

  1. 1. RDA and Rare Books Cataloguing at the University of Edinburgh RDA & Rare Materials, 6th November 2015 Alasdair MacDonald, Metadata Co-ordinator Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence, Assistant Rare Books Librarian 1
  2. 2. • Centralised Metadata Team • Focus on new acquisitions and hidden collections • 290,000 items in need of cataloguer attention • Contributions to ESTC Image: Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence 2
  3. 3. RDA Implementation 2014 • Establish principles for when to use DCRM(B)/RDA for rare books • Begin using RDA forms for name AAPs • Staff training and new documentation 3
  4. 4. Authority control: Changes to personal names AACR2 RDA Single dates for persons born before 1900 Use abbreviations: b. (birth) and d. (death) Record hyphenated dates indicating year of birth or death. Examples: 1895- (birth) ; -1895 (death) Approximate dates Use abbreviation: ca. Use “approximately” Example: approximately 1895 Centuries and months Use abbreviations: cent. and standard AACR2 abbreviations for months Use “century” and record names of months in full. Examples: 19th century ; 1895 September 9 Dates of activity Use abbreviation: fl. Use “active” Example: active 1895-1900 ǂc qualifiers (title, etc.) Record titles or other associated words without parentheses only if found on the chief source of information. Example: Smith, John, ǂcDr. In addition to recording titles or other information found on the chief source, ǂc qualifiers may be used for conflict resolution to record an occupation or role, which may be sourced from reference material. In these cases, parentheses should be used with no punctuation preceding the ǂc subfield delimiter. Example: Smith, John ǂc(Biologist) 4
  5. 5. Authority control: Changes to collected works Shakespeare, William, ǂd 1564-1616. ǂt Works. ǂf 2008 Shakespeare, William, ǂd 1564-1616. ǂt Works. ǂk Selections. ǂf 2009 Shakespeare, William, ǂd 1564-1616. ǂt Plays. ǂk Selections ǂs (Modern Library (Firm)) Shakespeare, William, ǂd 1564-1616. ǂt Plays. ǂk Selections. ǂl Portuguese Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/albertogp123/5843032561 Copyright: Alberto G 5
  6. 6. Relators for roles ($e) 100 1_ $aSlugge-Bayte, Primrose,$eauthor, $eillustrator. 245 10 $aSpringtime rhymes :$bpoems in memory of Heliotrope Slugge-Bayte /$cby Primrose and Petunia Slugge-Bayte ; with illustrations by Primrose Slugge-Bayte and photography by Vision Unlimited; edited by Joan Silver. 700 1_ $aSlugge-Bayte, Petunia,$eauthor. 710 2_ $aVision Unlimited,$eillustrator. 700 1_ $aSlugge-Bayte, Heliotrope,$ededicatee. 700 1_ $aSilver, Joan,$d1952-$eeditor. 6Adapted from the Bodleian Libraries RDA transfer training
  7. 7. Families • RDA allows access points for families as authors, illustrators, dedicatees, etc. X00 3_ $aSlugge-Bayte (Family),$eauthor. 700 3_ $aMcSlugg (Clan),$ededicatee. • 1st indicator is 3. • There is always a ‘family-type’ term in parentheses. • They may also be qualified by associated dates, place or prominent family member. • THEY ARE NOT FOR SUBJECT USE! Compare: sh 86000793: $aAsher family n 2011079793: $aAsher (Family :$cWorcester, Mass.) 7Adapted from the Bodleian Libraries RDA transfer training
  8. 8. Dialogue du Royaume, Malk. 36 8 Images: Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence
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  10. 10. 10 Image: "Kimbolton Castle 01" by Graham Taylor. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kimbolton_Castle_01.jpg#/media/File:Kimbolton_Castle_01.jpg Kimbolton Castle, home of the Dukes of Manchester, 1615-1950 110 2 $aKimbolton Castle (Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, England)
  11. 11. 11 Montagu (Family : 1615-1950 : Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, England) Image: https://openclipart.org/detail/172471/crocodile by Frankes

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