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RDA: What to Expect


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Presentation given to the DuPage Library System Innovative User Group meeting on February 9, 2011.

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RDA: What to Expect

  1. 1. RDA: What to Expect Presented by: Mary Jo Chrabasz Cataloging Associate Naperville Public Library
  2. 2. A brief history of cataloging <ul><li>Early cataloging codes based on the Paris Principles and Cutter's Rules for a Printed Dictionary Catalog
  3. 3. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (1967)
  4. 4. AACR2 (1978), revised 1988, 1998, 2002
  5. 5. AACR2 written for a card catalog environment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Moving into the computer age <ul><li>Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) developed in mid-1960s
  7. 7. Libraries begin to use online catalogs in mid-1980s
  8. 8. Work on AACR3 is begun ; later changed name to RDA (Resource Description & Access)
  9. 9. RDA is written for an online catalog environment </li></ul>
  10. 10. RDA: Release and Testing <ul><li>RDA Toolkit goes online in June 2010
  11. 11. US national libraries decide to test the code before implementation
  12. 12. A wide variety of libraries chosen to catalog a &quot;common set&quot; of records using both AACR2 and RDA rules
  13. 13. Testing period ran from October to December 2010 </li></ul>
  14. 14. RDA Testing Process <ul><li>Each library expected to catalog 25 &quot;common set&quot; records using both codes, working from a set of surrogates
  15. 15. Additionally, 5 records were selected for copy cataloging (changing from AACR2 to RDA rules in the process)
  16. 16. Libraries also expected to catalog additional items of their choice in RDA </li></ul>
  17. 17. RDA Testing Timeline <ul><li>Testing conducted October 1 st to December 31 st , 2010
  18. 18. Committee chosen to analyze results
  19. 19. Committee report expected in April 2010
  20. 20. Implementation timeline will likely be released by summer
  21. 21. If implementation decided, most likely will be in early 2012 </li></ul>
  22. 22. FRBR : Building Block for RDA <ul><li>Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) released by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  23. 23. Offers a theoretical model of relationships between objects, such as works, authors, and subjects
  24. 24. RDA is heavily based on FRBR concepts </li></ul>
  25. 26. WEMI examples
  26. 27. More WEMI examples
  27. 28. How it relates to RDA <ul><li>The RDA Toolkit is laid out in FRBR order.
  28. 29. Most of the descriptive cataloging we are familiar with falls under chapter 2: identifying manifestations and items (as the manifestation is what will typically be cataloged).
  29. 30. Work and Expression level cataloging is more like the former &quot;uniform title&quot; and is a way to connect manifestations. </li></ul>
  30. 31. Accessing the RDA Toolkit <ul><li>RDA is designed as an online tool
  31. 32. Subscription information can be found at the RDA website
  32. 33. Prices range from $195 for a single user license to $325 for a single concurrent user site license, and $55 per each additional concurrent user
  33. 34. Access is at </li></ul>
  34. 35. Useful Tools in the Toolkit <ul><li>Under the Tools tab: </li><ul><li>MARC bibliographic to RDA mapping
  35. 36. RDA to MARC bibliographic mapping
  36. 37. Shared workflows </li></ul><li>Under the Resources tab: </li><ul><li>Library of Congress Policy Statements
  37. 38. AACR2 rules </li></ul></ul>
  38. 39. Coding RDA in MARC <ul><li>In MARC, RDA will look very similar to AACR2 with just a few minor changes
  39. 40. New fields: 336/337/338 added
  40. 41. Added $e relator term for 1XX & 7XX fields (relator list can be found in RDA appendix I) </li></ul>
  41. 42. AACR2 RDA
  42. 43. RDA in Millennium <ul><li>New fields may display strangely in WebPac, particularly 336/337/338 fields
  43. 44. So far it appears Millennium does not know how to treat these new fields </li></ul>
  44. 45. RDA in WebPac
  45. 46. Tools for Learning RDA <ul><li>Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) webinars
  46. 47. MARC bibliographic to RDA mapping
  47. 48. University of Chicago website
  48. 49. Discussions on OCLC-CAT, RDA-L, and AUTOCAT mailing lists
  49. 50. Exploring the RDA Toolkit </li></ul>
  50. 51. References ALCTS homepage: &quot;Library Catalog&quot; : &quot;Library of Congress Documentation for the RDA (Resource Description and Access) Test&quot;: &quot;RDA Test - Metadata and Cataloging - NCSU Libraries&quot;: &quot;RDA Testing at the University of Chicago Library&quot;: &quot;Testing Resource Description and Access (RDA) - Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (Library of Congress)&quot; : &quot;U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Partners (Testing Resource Description and Access(RDA) - Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (Library of Congress):
  51. 52. References (continued) Subscribing to AUTOCAT list: &quot;Some AUTOCAT command options 2007&quot;: Send an email to [email_address] with the command &quot;SUBSCRIBE AUTOCAT <your name>&quot; Subscribing to RDA-L list: &quot;Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA: RDA Discussion list&quot;: Send an email to [email_address] with the command &quot;Subscribe RDA-L <first name> <last name>&quot; Subscribing to OCLC-CAT list: &quot;OCLC Internet List Subscription Request&quot;: The web form at this link will allow you to subscribe to any OCLC hosted lists. RDA Toolkit for purchasing, for logging in.
  52. 53. For more information Mary Jo Chrabasz, Naperville Public Library [email_address] Slideshow available on Slideshare,