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Patricia Dragon, Head, Special Collections Cataloging, Metadata, And Authorities Jennifer Joyner, Metadata Technician Nara...
Outline <ul><li>RDA background and overview, introduction to FRBR (Nara) </li></ul><ul><li>RDA vs. AACR2 and what it means...
RDA Background and Overview, FRBR Introduction <ul><li>What is RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Why RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>FRBR and ...
What is RDA?
What is RDA? <ul><li>R esource  D escription and  A ccess </li></ul><ul><li>Successor to AACR2 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on ...
RDA Timeline <ul><li>1997: International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR in Toronto, Canada </...
RDA Timeline <ul><li>November 2008: full draft of RDA made available </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010: RDA released </li></ul><...
Why RDA ???
WHY RDA? <ul><li>Better suited to the digital environment </li></ul><ul><li>More accepting of data from other sources – ef...
FRBR
FRBR – what problem does it solve? <ul><li>The book? </li></ul><ul><li>The movie? </li></ul><ul><li>A particular edition? ...
FRBR <ul><li>F unctional  R equirements for  B ibliographic  R ecords </li></ul><ul><li>Group 1 entities: </li></ul><ul><u...
FRBR Group 1 Entities <ul><li>Work : “a distinct intellectual or artistic creation” </li></ul><ul><li>Expression : “the in...
FRBR Group 1 Entities:  Work <ul><li>“ a distinct intellectual or artistic creation” </li></ul><ul><li>Mozart’s  Die Zaube...
FRBR Group 1 Entities:  Expression <ul><li>“ the intellectual or artistic realization of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 19...
FRBR Group 1 Entities:  Manifestation <ul><li>“ the physical embodiment of the expression of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>198...
FRBR Group 1 Entities:  Item <ul><li>“ a single exemplar of a manifestation” </li></ul><ul><li>ECU’s copy of the 1994 Phil...
Work Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Expression:  German translation by Christian Enzenberger Expressio...
Your turn! <ul><li>Which  group 1 entity  is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work:  “a distinct intellectual or artistic creatio...
Work Beethoven’s 5 th  Symphony Expression:   Zagreb Philharmonic’s 1988 performance Expression :  Hugo Ulrich’s arrangeme...
Practical Basics, Organization, Terminology
Practical Info about RDA <ul><li>RDA Toolkit – envisioned as an online tool </li></ul><ul><li>By subscription </li></ul><u...
RDA Organization <ul><li>AACR2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part I: Description.  Chapters for format (books, sound recordings, ...
<ul><li>AACR2 </li></ul><ul><li>RDA </li></ul><ul><li>heading </li></ul><ul><li>see reference </li></ul><ul><li>see also r...
IN THE SHORT TERM What RDA means for catalogers and the catalog
How are RDA bib records different? AACR2 RDA RDA record from LC Examples for RDA, Books, at  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cps...
How are RDA bib records different? AACR2 RDA RDA record from LC Examples for RDA, Books, at  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cps...
Description conventions <ul><li>Leader/18=i: ISBD conventions </li></ul><ul><li>040 $e=rda: Can search in Connexion dx:rda...
Relationship designator and added entries <ul><li>100/700 $e: Relationship designator (RDA  18.5.1.3) </li></ul><ul><li>70...
Dates <ul><li>Date of publication (even questionable) required (RDA 2.8.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright date a separate dat...
Abbreviations <ul><li>Many abbreviations spelled out (RDA 3.4.5.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Cm is not an abbreviation but a symbo...
New field: 336 <ul><li>336: Content type: The form of communication through which a work is expressed.  (RDA 6.9) </li></u...
New field: 337 <ul><li>337: Media Type: general type of intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the conte...
New field: 338 <ul><li>338: Carrier type: format of the storage medium and housing of a carrier.  (RDA 3.3) </li></ul>volu...
Other changes to bib records <ul><li>Eliminates rule of 3 (RDA 6.27.1.3) </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates GMD </li></ul><ul><l...
So do we need to care? <ul><li>You  don’t   have to  adopt RDA.  But you  do have to  deal with RDA records. </li></ul><ul...
Changes in the ILS: the “hybrid environment”* <ul><li>No GMD.  Addition of fields 336-338.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Display ...
Some changes to authorities <ul><li>Eliminate abbreviations such as “b.” and “d.”  in dates </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate O....
Are these changes related to the major goals of RDA?:  Yes <ul><li>Create machine-friendly data:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re...
And no <ul><li>While RDA offers the possibility of reconceiving the library catalog, mainstream library catalogs with bibl...
The RDA controversy: What people are saying about RDA
Implementation of RDA <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Will help modernize library catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Will help chan...
<ul><li>THE ADVANTAGES OF RDA </li></ul>Pros
RDA and the library catalog <ul><li>RDA will help modernize the library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>New features of library ...
The future of library catalogs “ The important question now is: how can the library catalog move from being ‘on the Web’ t...
http://blazing-sunset-24.heroku.com/
 
 
Other places to find FRBRized data <ul><li>OCLC Fiction Finder  </li></ul><ul><li>http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/ </li></ul...
RDA: A Leap Forward “ Instead I see the potential of RDA elsewhere: in the vocabularies specifically, and not incidentally...
<ul><li>THE DISADVANTAGES OF RDA </li></ul>Cons
RDA isn’t different enough “ . . . trying to force FRBR’s 19th century view of information onto our new information univer...
RDA: Limited by MARC “ Because the tests crammed RDA data into MARC, it really doesn’t operate as a test of RDA itself, or...
Will RDA kill MARC? “ Will RDA kill MARC? I don’t know, but I hope it will. . . .[T]he conflict between the aspirations of...
The cost of RDA “ Unfortunately, RDA does not fill the bill since the powers-that-be won't notice anything except the pric...
 
RDA and the future <ul><li>RDA is an unfinished standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placeholders exist in certain chapters of t...
RDA and your library <ul><li>How is your library approaching RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your library plan to implement RD...
Blogs and lists <ul><li>Karen Coyle’s InFormation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Diane H...
Blogs and lists <ul><li>RDA Toolkit blog: </li></ul><ul><li>h ttp://www.rdatoolkit.org/blog </li></ul><ul><li>List of cata...
Bibliography <ul><li>Chapman, A.  (2010). The Case of AACR2 Versus RDA. Legal Information Management, 10, p 210-213. </li>...
Bibliography <ul><li>IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. (1998, 2009). Functional R...
Bibliography <ul><li>Oliver, C. (2010).  Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics.  Chicago: ALA. </li></ul><ul><li>Written ...
Bibliography <ul><li>Weinheimer, James. (February 4, 2011).  RDA: the wrong solution for the wrong problem  [Webinar]. Ret...
Contact Us <ul><li>Patricia Dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Head, Spec. Collections, Metadata & Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Joy...
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RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new standard for describing library resources, designed to replace AACR2. Library staff, including public services, systems personnel, and catalogers, may have heard mention of RDA but not know much about it or how it will change their daily work. You may have many questions. What is RDA? We'll give a very little bit of history and theoretical background. What is this going to mean for catalogers, ILS managers, and users in the near term? What are the future implications, or, why are we doing this? What are the juicy bits of controversy in cataloger-land? And finally, Do we HAVE to? We'll talk for a while, have some activities that get you thinking, and find out your thoughts on RDA.

Presented at "Captains & Crew Collaborating," the 8th annual paraprofessional conference at J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

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RDA (Resource Description & Access)

  1. 1. Patricia Dragon, Head, Special Collections Cataloging, Metadata, And Authorities Jennifer Joyner, Metadata Technician Nara Newcomer, Assistant Music Librarian Joyner Library, East Carolina University J.Y. Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference May 13, 2011 RDA (Resource Description & Access)
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>RDA background and overview, introduction to FRBR (Nara) </li></ul><ul><li>RDA vs. AACR2 and what it means for catalogers in the short term (Patricia) </li></ul><ul><li>Controversies and discussions surrounding RDA (Jennifer) </li></ul>
  3. 3. RDA Background and Overview, FRBR Introduction <ul><li>What is RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Why RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>FRBR and RDA </li></ul><ul><li>Practical basics, organization, and terminology </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is RDA?
  5. 5. What is RDA? <ul><li>R esource D escription and A ccess </li></ul><ul><li>Successor to AACR2 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on FRBR: F unctional R equirements for B ibliographic R ecords and FRAD: F unctional R equirements for A uthority D ata </li></ul><ul><li>Content standard, not a display standard – clear line of separation between recording of data and presentation of data </li></ul>
  6. 6. RDA Timeline <ul><li>1997: International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR in Toronto, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>1998: FRBR published by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>2002: Work began on “AACR3” </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Name changed to RDA, to reflect need to closer align with FRBR and international view (removed “Anglo-American”) </li></ul>
  7. 7. RDA Timeline <ul><li>November 2008: full draft of RDA made available </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010: RDA released </li></ul><ul><li>RDA testing by U.S. national libraries and partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Sept. 30, 2010: training & creation of practice records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct. 1-Dec. 30, 2010: creation of test records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2011: evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2011: decision announced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>do not implement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>postpone implementation until certain changes are made </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>implement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>implement with specific recommended changes/policy decisions for US libraries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why RDA ???
  9. 9. WHY RDA? <ul><li>Better suited to the digital environment </li></ul><ul><li>More accepting of data from other sources – efficiencies by accepting machine-captured data </li></ul><ul><li>More machine actionable – data recorded in a way machines can use more easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve discoverability of materials because it is based on FRBR </li></ul>
  10. 10. FRBR
  11. 11. FRBR – what problem does it solve? <ul><li>The book? </li></ul><ul><li>The movie? </li></ul><ul><li>A particular edition? </li></ul><ul><li>A particular language? </li></ul><ul><li>The copy you checked out last month? </li></ul>I want Moby Dick
  12. 12. FRBR <ul><li>F unctional R equirements for B ibliographic R ecords </li></ul><ul><li>Group 1 entities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>work, expression, manifestation, item </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 2 entities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>person, corporate body </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group 3 entities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>concept, object, event, place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>find, identify, select, obtain </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. FRBR Group 1 Entities <ul><li>Work : “a distinct intellectual or artistic creation” </li></ul><ul><li>Expression : “the intellectual or artistic realization of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>Manifestation : “the physical embodiment of the expression of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>Item : “a single exemplar of a manifestation” </li></ul><ul><li>The specific attributes of each entity are described further in the full text of FRBR. </li></ul>
  14. 14. FRBR Group 1 Entities: Work <ul><li>“ a distinct intellectual or artistic creation” </li></ul><ul><li>Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet </li></ul>
  15. 15. FRBR Group 1 Entities: Expression <ul><li>“ the intellectual or artistic realization of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte with Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis, conductor </li></ul><ul><li>Mozart’s complete musical score for Die Zauberflöte </li></ul>
  16. 16. FRBR Group 1 Entities: Manifestation <ul><li>“ the physical embodiment of the expression of a work” </li></ul><ul><li>1984 Philips LP release of the 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte </li></ul><ul><li>1991 Philips CD release of the 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte </li></ul><ul><li>1994 Philips CD release of the 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte </li></ul>
  17. 17. FRBR Group 1 Entities: Item <ul><li>“ a single exemplar of a manifestation” </li></ul><ul><li>ECU’s copy of the 1994 Philips CD release of the 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte </li></ul><ul><li>Durham County Library’s copy of the 1994 Philips CD release of the 1984 performance of Die Zauberflöte </li></ul>
  18. 18. Work Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Expression: German translation by Christian Enzenberger Expression : the original English text Manifestation : 2006 Dial Books edition Manifestation: Chronicle Books 2000 edition Item : ECU’s copy Item : Duke’s copy
  19. 19. Your turn! <ul><li>Which group 1 entity is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work: “a distinct intellectual or artistic creation” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression : “the intellectual or artistic realization of a work” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manifestation : “the physical embodiment of the expression of a work” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Item : “a single exemplar of a manifestation” </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Work Beethoven’s 5 th Symphony Expression: Zagreb Philharmonic’s 1988 performance Expression : Hugo Ulrich’s arrangement for piano duet Manifestation : C.F. Peters edition Manifestation: Naxos 2008 CD release Item : ECU’s Copy Expression: Chicago Symphony’s 1988 performance Manifestation: HNH international 1997 CD release Item : John Doe’s copy
  21. 21. Practical Basics, Organization, Terminology
  22. 22. Practical Info about RDA <ul><li>RDA Toolkit – envisioned as an online tool </li></ul><ul><li>By subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Print version available </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes AACR2 and LCPS (Library of Congress Policy Statements – the successor to LCRIs) </li></ul><ul><li>www.rdatoolkit.org </li></ul>
  23. 23. RDA Organization <ul><li>AACR2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part I: Description. Chapters for format (books, sound recordings, maps, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part II: Headings, Uniform Titles, and References </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RDA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized according to user tasks – find, identify, select, obtain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No chapters for formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections 1-4: Recording attributes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections 5-10: Recording relationships </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>AACR2 </li></ul><ul><li>RDA </li></ul><ul><li>heading </li></ul><ul><li>see reference </li></ul><ul><li>see also reference </li></ul><ul><li>GMD </li></ul><ul><li>authorized access point </li></ul><ul><li>variant access point </li></ul><ul><li>authorized access point for related entity </li></ul><ul><li>media type + carrier type + content type </li></ul>Terminology Changes: Examples
  25. 25. IN THE SHORT TERM What RDA means for catalogers and the catalog
  26. 26. How are RDA bib records different? AACR2 RDA RDA record from LC Examples for RDA, Books, at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdaexamples.html
  27. 27. How are RDA bib records different? AACR2 RDA RDA record from LC Examples for RDA, Books, at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdaexamples.html
  28. 28. Description conventions <ul><li>Leader/18=i: ISBD conventions </li></ul><ul><li>040 $e=rda: Can search in Connexion dx:rda to find rda records </li></ul>
  29. 29. Relationship designator and added entries <ul><li>100/700 $e: Relationship designator (RDA 18.5.1.3) </li></ul><ul><li>700: Unjustified added entries allowed </li></ul><ul><li>245: Statement of responsibility shortened (RDA 1.3) </li></ul>See http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdachoices.html for all the places where cataloger’s judgment is invoked.
  30. 30. Dates <ul><li>Date of publication (even questionable) required (RDA 2.8.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright date a separate data element in RDA (RDA 2.11) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Abbreviations <ul><li>Many abbreviations spelled out (RDA 3.4.5.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Cm is not an abbreviation but a symbol (RDA 3.5.1.3) </li></ul>
  32. 32. New field: 336 <ul><li>336: Content type: The form of communication through which a work is expressed. (RDA 6.9) </li></ul>text two-dimensional moving image notated music performed music computer dataset
  33. 33. New field: 337 <ul><li>337: Media Type: general type of intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource. (RDA 3.2) </li></ul>unmediated audio computer microform
  34. 34. New field: 338 <ul><li>338: Carrier type: format of the storage medium and housing of a carrier. (RDA 3.3) </li></ul>volume audio disc online resource microfilm reel videodisc
  35. 35. Other changes to bib records <ul><li>Eliminates rule of 3 (RDA 6.27.1.3) </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates GMD </li></ul><ul><li>Take what you see </li></ul><ul><li>This is not nearly a full list; to see more, go to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rda-jsc.org/docs/5sec7rev.pdf </li></ul>
  36. 36. So do we need to care? <ul><li>You don’t have to adopt RDA. But you do have to deal with RDA records. </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not change the rules of a master record. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not input duplicate records according to different rules. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do edit however you wish locally.* </li></ul></ul>*See OCLC policy statement on RDA Cataloging in WorldCat for the U.S. testing period http://www.oclc.org/us/en/rda/policy.htm
  37. 37. Changes in the ILS: the “hybrid environment”* <ul><li>No GMD. Addition of fields 336-338. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Display the new fields? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off display of the GMD? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a format icon? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationship designators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Display? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will they cause a new sequence in browse? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will they prevent linking to authorities? </li></ul></ul>*See PoCo Discussion Paper on RDA implementation alternatives http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/PoCo-RDA-Discussion-Paper040511.pdf
  38. 38. Some changes to authorities <ul><li>Eliminate abbreviations such as “b.” and “d.” in dates </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate O.T./N.T. for books of the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell out Department instead of abbreviating Dept. (LC delayed implementation) </li></ul>AACR2 RDA 9.19.1.3 (LC practice) Smith, John, b. 1825 Smith, John, 1825- Smith, John, d. 1859 Smith, John, -1859 AACR2 RDA 6.23.2.9 Bible. O.T. Exodus Bible. Exodus AACR2 RDA 11.2.2.14 North Carolina. Dept. of Revenue North Carolina. Department of Revenue
  39. 39. Are these changes related to the major goals of RDA?: Yes <ul><li>Create machine-friendly data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record separate data in separate elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More data, less text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty of “space” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impose FRBR structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship designators=relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate content and carrier </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. And no <ul><li>While RDA offers the possibility of reconceiving the library catalog, mainstream library catalogs with bibliographic data in MARC format are not currently able to exploit the full potential of RDA. </li></ul>
  41. 41. The RDA controversy: What people are saying about RDA
  42. 42. Implementation of RDA <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Will help modernize library catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Will help change the way we think about library metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>RDA does nothing new </li></ul><ul><li>Limited by MARC </li></ul><ul><li>Costly </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>THE ADVANTAGES OF RDA </li></ul>Pros
  44. 44. RDA and the library catalog <ul><li>RDA will help modernize the library catalog </li></ul><ul><li>New features of library catalogs include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facets to narrow searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranking of results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More visual results – book covers, table of contents, reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One goal of RDA is to make these tasks easier </li></ul>
  45. 45. The future of library catalogs “ The important question now is: how can the library catalog move from being ‘on the Web’ to being ‘of the Web?’ . . . Rather than creating data that can be entered only into the library catalog, we need to develop a way to create data that can also be shared with the Web.” -Karen Coyle in Understanding the Semantic Web, p. 13
  46. 46. http://blazing-sunset-24.heroku.com/
  47. 49. Other places to find FRBRized data <ul><li>OCLC Fiction Finder </li></ul><ul><li>http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Variations3 Music Project (Indiana University) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/variations3/ </li></ul><ul><li>eXtensible Catalog (University of Rochester) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.extensiblecatalog.org/ </li></ul>
  48. 50. RDA: A Leap Forward “ Instead I see the potential of RDA elsewhere: in the vocabularies specifically, and not incidentally in the revolution they represent in the way we envision our future in metadata. . . . [I]t’s not  what  we say, but  how  we say it, that makes RDA a big leap forward.” -Diane Hillmann From her blog post “What is this change that is RDA?”
  49. 51. <ul><li>THE DISADVANTAGES OF RDA </li></ul>Cons
  50. 52. RDA isn’t different enough “ . . . trying to force FRBR’s 19th century view of information onto our new information universe is like those people long ago who continued to insist, while ignoring all the evidence, that the earth is the center of the universe.” -James Weinheimer From his presentation “RDA: the Wrong Solution for the Wrong Problem”
  51. 53. RDA: Limited by MARC “ Because the tests crammed RDA data into MARC, it really doesn’t operate as a test of RDA itself, or of the usefulness of FRBR. What we’ve ended up with is a vast amount of misunderstanding. . .” -Diane Hillmann From her blog post “Thank you, Code4Lib”
  52. 54. Will RDA kill MARC? “ Will RDA kill MARC? I don’t know, but I hope it will. . . .[T]he conflict between the aspirations of RDA and the limitations of MARC may finally tip the balance in favor of changing data formats despite the inevitable pain and cost.” -Kelley McGrath from her presentation “Will RDA Kill MARC?”
  53. 55. The cost of RDA “ Unfortunately, RDA does not fill the bill since the powers-that-be won't notice anything except the price tag.” -James Weinheimer In a listserv post regarding the decision of officials at a Texas public school system to reduce library cataloging services to two paraprofessionals to manage cataloging for 100 schools
  54. 57. RDA and the future <ul><li>RDA is an unfinished standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placeholders exist in certain chapters of the RDA Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RDA Toolkit is designed to be a living document </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The future direction of RDA is unclear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still waiting for a decision from U.S. national libraries and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) </li></ul></ul>
  55. 58. RDA and your library <ul><li>How is your library approaching RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your library plan to implement RDA? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, what is your plan? </li></ul><ul><li>If not, how do you think you’ll handle RDA records? </li></ul><ul><li>And finally, how do YOU feel about RDA? Do you think it will benefit your library and its patrons? </li></ul>
  56. 59. Blogs and lists <ul><li>Karen Coyle’s InFormation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Hillmann’s Metadata Matters: </li></ul><ul><li>http://managemetadata.org/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>James Weinheimer’s First Thus: </li></ul><ul><li>http://catalogingmatters.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  57. 60. Blogs and lists <ul><li>RDA Toolkit blog: </li></ul><ul><li>h ttp://www.rdatoolkit.org/blog </li></ul><ul><li>List of cataloging blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.catalogingfutures.com/catalogingfutures/blogs/ </li></ul><ul><li>RDA-L discussion list: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rda-jsc.org/rdadiscuss.html </li></ul>
  58. 61. Bibliography <ul><li>Chapman, A. (2010). The Case of AACR2 Versus RDA. Legal Information Management, 10, p 210-213. </li></ul><ul><li>Chapman explains why AACR2 no longer meets the needs of modern-day information demands, as well as how RDA will help meet these demands. </li></ul><ul><li>Coyle, K. Library Data in a Modern Context. (2010).  Library Technology Reports , 46(1), 5-13. Retrieved from EBSCO host . </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a brief history of the library catalog, as well as outlines the areas of change needed for the library catalog in the 21st century. </li></ul><ul><li>Elrod, J. McRee. (2010, February 4). Practical Measures to Cope with RDA Records. Retrieved from http://www.slc.bc.ca/mac/rda_talk.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>A highly practical approach to changes that could be made in the OPAC to accommodate RDA records, although be forewarned that the author does seem to have more energy than most for retrospective conversion and making adjustments to incoming records. </li></ul>
  59. 62. Bibliography <ul><li>IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. (1998, 2009). Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/functional-requirements-for-bibliographic-records </li></ul><ul><li>The full text of the FRBR final report.  It's long and detailed, but ultimately the definitive place for information on FRBR. </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress (2010). Library of Congress Documentation for the RDA Test. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatest.html </li></ul><ul><li>The source for everything about the U.S. test, including files of records created during the test. </li></ul><ul><li>McGrath, K. (2011) Will RDA Kill MARC? Retrieved from http://pages.uoregon.edu/kelleym/KM_MWpresentation.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>McGrath, in this presentation from ALA Midwinter 2011, clearly outlines the limitations of MARC. </li></ul>
  60. 63. Bibliography <ul><li>Oliver, C. (2010). Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics. Chicago: ALA. </li></ul><ul><li>Written for practicing catalogers.  Has a lot of emphasis on the continuity with and changes from AACR2, and about the transition. </li></ul><ul><li>Tillet, B. &quot;What is FRBR?: A Conceptual Model for the Bibliographic Universe.&quot;  Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service, 2003. http://www.loc.gov/cds/downloads/FRBR.PDF </li></ul><ul><li>An 8 page introduction to the main concepts of FRBR.  One of the clearest explanations out there, though it will require careful concentration to read.  Remember that the statements about &quot;current&quot; work date from 2003 and don't reflect recent developments especially with RDA. </li></ul>
  61. 64. Bibliography <ul><li>Weinheimer, James. (February 4, 2011). RDA: the wrong solution for the wrong problem [Webinar]. Retrieved May 9, 2011, from http://www.archive.org/details/RdaTheWrongSolutionToTheWrongProblem </li></ul><ul><li>In this webinar, Weinheimer explains why he thinks RDA should not be implemented. </li></ul>
  62. 65. Contact Us <ul><li>Patricia Dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Head, Spec. Collections, Metadata & Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Joyner Library, East Carolina University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Nara Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Music Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Music Library, East Carolina University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Joyner </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Joyner Library, East Carolina University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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