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Introduction to RDA and its benefits for education libraries presented by Renate Beilharz, Box Hill Institute

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  1. 1. Education Services AustraliaIntroduction to RDA andits benefits for education libraries Renate Beilharz Box Hill Institute© Renate Beilharz 2012
  2. 2. “ … will be a new standard forresource description and access,designed for the digital world.”Joint steering Committee for the Development of RDA 2007 Strategic plan for RDA2005-2009, viewed 3 September 2011,
  3. 3. ISBN 9781405367851 Gadgets, games, robots, and the digital world / written by Clive Gifford ;Title consultant, Mike Goldsmith.Main author Gifford, CliveContributors Goldsmith, MikePublisher London : Dorling Kindersley, 2011 Electronics. scisshl Computer games. scisshl Robots. scisshl World Wide Web. scisshlSubjects Electronics. scot Computer games. scot Robots. scot World Wide Web. scot 621.381 GIF a14Call nos. 621.381 GIF 22
  4. 4. History of RDA Late 1990s – Future of AACR2? 2004 – AACR3 draft 2005 – Decision to develop RDA - align with FRBR & FRAD conceptual models 2010 – RDA published Adapted from RDA train-the-trainer. Module 1, 2012, National Library of Australia, Canberra.
  5. 5. JSC for development of RDA • The American Library Association • The Australian Committee on Cataloguing • The British Library • The Canadian Committee on Cataloguing • CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek • The Library of Congress
  6. 6. Kannenberg, John 2010, Library card catalog, Flickr, viewed 4 Sep 2011,
  7. 7. Metadata standards Developed and maintained by cultural and computer science sectors Standard developed ONIX by publishing industry Adapted from RDA train-the-trainer. Module 1, 2012, National Library of Australia, Canberra.
  8. 8. Semantic Web and Linked Data Internet = computers talking to each other Semantic Web = computers understanding what they are talking to each other about Adapted from RDA train-the-trainer. Module 1, 2012, National Library of Australia, Canberra.
  9. 9. ICP highest principle convenience of the user User tasks: Find Identify Select Obtain Statement of International Cataloguing Principles, 2009 IFLA
  10. 10. Functional Requirement forBibliographic Records 1998 Functional Requirement for Authority Data 2009 Functional Requirement for Subject Authority Data 2010
  11. 11. “ FRBR [is] a conceptual model fororganizing bibliographic andauthority information based onthe needs of the data’s users.”(Hart 2010, p. 10)
  12. 12. RDA provides better coverage ofresource types
  13. 13. RDA supports metadata sharing John-Norris 2011, Folders vs Metadata, Flickr, viewed 4 Sep2011, /
  14. 14. RDA improves search results and displays “The Hobbit”. Trove, National Library of Australia, retrieved 6 September 2011,
  15. 15. RDA simplifies circulation requests Enriched user searching : FRBR as the next dimension in meaningful information retrieval 2008, VTLS, retrieved 6Ooctober 2010 US/presentations/Virtua_Enriched_User_Searching.ppt Used with permission.
  16. 16. RDA toolkit RDA toolkit 2011, JSC, retrieved 3 September 2011,
  17. 17. ISSC RDA recommendations Pam Kadow, SCIS Cataloguing Team Leader Education Services Australia • Christine Hyne, NSW Department of Education • Bev Blackwell & Tina Hoyland, WA Department of Education • Mary Gough & Ann Duncan, ESA cataloguers
  18. 18. New MARC21 fields 264 Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice SCIS will continue to use 260 for the foreseeable future and may elect to use the 264 field ie both need to be allowed for
  19. 19. Types336 Content Type Media Type Carrier Type Descriptors to be taken from the RDA Toolkit list
  20. 20. Characteristics344 Sound Characteristics SCIS may implement as need arises345 Projection Characteristics of Moving Image SCIS may implement as need arises346 Video Characteristics SCIS may implement as need arises347 Digital Characteristics SCIS will implement
  21. 21. Grappling with GMD MARC21 elements no longer used 245 $h [GMD] Following consultation SCIS proposes to continue to include GMD for a short term (initially 12 months). Library systems may wish to strip this data Mapping from GMD to 336, 337, 338 is not feasible
  22. 22. Field lengths SCIS will implement RDA guideline that bibliographic information to be transcribed as it appears on the item, without abbreviations, etc 250 $a 2nd edition 260 $a Washington, District of Columbia $b 300 $a 44 pages : $b colour illustrations. Library systems with fixed length fields may need to allow for an increased number of characters
  23. 23. Timeline SCIS intends to stay as closely aligned to Libraries Australia’s implementation dates as possible, ie 31 March 2013. SCIS will not be changing bibliographic records retrospectively*, so library systems will need to be able to cope with both AACR2 and RDA for the foreseeable future. * Bible and Qur’an uniform titles global change mid 2013