RDA presentation for TS department meeting

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RDA presentation given to the Technical Services department at Naperville Public Library at the 18 January 2011 department meeting.

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RDA presentation for TS department meeting

  1. 1. RDA : Our cataloging future
  2. 2. Early cataloging rules Rules for a Printed Dictionary Catalog by Charles Cutter. 1. to enable a person to find a book of which either (Identifying objective) · the author · the title · the subject · the category is known. 2. to show what the library has (Collocating objective) · by a given author · on a given subject · in a given kind of literature 3. to assist in the choice of a book (Evaluating objective) · as to its edition (bibliographically) · as to its character (literary or topical)
  3. 3. ISBD rules International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) standards define these fields in a bibliographic record: · title and statement of responsibility (author or editor) · edition · material specific details(for example, the scale of a map) · publication and distribution · physical description (for example, number of pages or size) · series · notes · standard numbers (ISBN, UPC, etc.)
  4. 4. ISBD bibliographic record Brooks, Terry Bearers of the black staff : legends of Shannara / by Terry Brooks. 639 p. (large print) ; 23 cm. – (Thorndike Press large print core) ISBN-13: 978-1-4104-3325-1 ISBN-10: 1-4104-3325-0 1. Shannara (Imaginary place) – Fiction. 2. Large type books. I. Title. PS3552.R6596B43 2011 813'.54--dc22
  5. 5. AACR2 to RDA <ul><li>AACR = Anglo-American Cataloging Rules
  6. 6. AACR was first published in 1967
  7. 7. AACR2 (major revision) published 1978
  8. 8. More revisions in 1988, 1998, & 2002 </li></ul>
  9. 9. AACR2 to RDA <ul><li>RDA = Resource Description and Access
  10. 10. A new cataloging code designed for internet based catalogs
  11. 11. Based on FRBR theoretical framework
  12. 12. FRBR = Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records </li></ul>
  13. 14. Other formats of Hamlet
  14. 15. RDA : what to expect <ul><li>At least at first differences will be minor </li><ul><li>No more abbreviations!
  15. 16. Added fields (such as Carrier/Content/Media type)
  16. 17. Changes in the way headings are written
  17. 18. Added information, such as clarifying people's roles </li></ul><li>Timeline for adopting RDA is still not set </li><ul><li>The coordinating committee will report in April
  18. 19. After the report, a timeline will be set
  19. 20. Most likely we will be using RDA sometime in 2012 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. AACR2 RDA
  21. 22. RDA is already in our catalog!
  22. 23. Any questions?

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