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RDA and Small Libraries: What Will the Challenges Be?

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Presented at RDA @ Your Library conference sponsored by Amigos Library Services on February 4, 2011.

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RDA and Small Libraries: What Will the Challenges Be?

  1. 1. RDA and Small Libraries: What Will the Challenges Be?<br />Emily Dust Nimsakont<br />Nebraska Library Commission<br />RDA @ Your Library<br />February 4, 2011<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jk079/5143948892/<br />
  2. 2. What is a small library?<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/superhead/2751493314/<br />
  3. 3. Population Served<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/4337395309/<br />
  4. 4. Number of Staff Members<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterlibrary/2630418855/<br />
  5. 5. Size of Collection<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_mistress/261320989/<br />
  6. 6. Operating Budget<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/362201147/<br />
  7. 7. My perspective:Nebraska is a state of small libraries.<br />
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  10. 10. What challenges related to RDA do small libraries face?<br />Photo credits: <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadicentrepreneur/4910403326/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paqman/3984543980/<br />
  11. 11. Challenge: Cost<br />Cheapest subscription price: $195<br />Access vs. ownership<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3367543296/<br />
  12. 12. Solution: Group Purchases<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3268320322/<br />
  13. 13. Solution: Cheat Sheets<br />http://www.slc.bc.ca/cheats/aacr22rda.htm<br />
  14. 14. Concise RDA?<br />
  15. 15. Shared Catalogs?<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zsrlibrary/4575294736/<br />
  16. 16. Challenge: Cost<br />(again)<br />ILS changes<br />Training staff<br />Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beebe_library/3618882835/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/4879589684/<br />
  17. 17. Solution: Plan Ahead<br />Talk to ILS vendors<br />Make use of sample RDA records<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/5206587246/<br />
  18. 18. Sample RDA Records<br />http://catalog.loc.gov<br />040e rdaExpert Search<br />
  19. 19. Sample RDA Records<br />
  20. 20. Sample RDA Records<br />http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatestrecords.html<br />
  21. 21. Affordable<br />Solution: Training Opportunities<br />Λ<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/4879589684/<br />
  22. 22. Solution: Cooperation<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/5195808405/<br />
  23. 23. “Big Tent Librarianship”<br />(Andy Woodworth, Library Journal, December 15, 2010)<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanking/769733695/<br />
  24. 24. Long Term Vision<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rofanator/190667304/<br />
  25. 25. Is not implementing RDA an option?<br />Technically, yes.<br />But it could end up being even more of a hassle.<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/12364944/<br />
  26. 26. Yes…<br /> Cataloger’s judgment<br /> FRBR-ization<br /> Interconnected metadata<br />Is RDA worth it?<br />…And No<br /> Other changes are necessary<br /> Current changes are small<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/12364944/<br />
  27. 27. How should we proceed?<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartmaguire/27284118/<br />
  28. 28. Communication<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartmaguire/27284118/<br />
  29. 29. Cooperation<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartmaguire/27284118/<br />
  30. 30. Contemplation<br />Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartmaguire/27284118/<br />
  31. 31. Questions?<br />Comments?<br />Discussion?<br />
  32. 32. Thank you!<br />Emily Dust Nimsakont<br />Cataloging Librarian<br />Nebraska Library Commission<br />emily.dust.nimsakont@nebraska.gov<br />

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