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RLS-athon: the challenges at National Library of Scotland and opportunities of RDA

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Presentation given at the RLS-athon on 9 November 2015 at the University of Edinburgh Carbon Centre. The RLS-athon looked at using RDA (Resource Description and Access) content standard to describe the works of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. This presentation outlined the issues associated with delivering on the Library's priority to describe its collections and make a third available digitally in the next 10 years and how RDA is part of the solution (POTS)

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RLS-athon: the challenges at National Library of Scotland and opportunities of RDA

  1. 1. Improving access We will make it easier to access our collections. By 2025 – the centenary of the Library’s foundation - we will complete a full listing of the Library’s holdings and have a third in digital format. 2
  2. 2. Improving access We will make it easier to access our collections. By 2025 – the centenary of the Library’s foundation - we will complete a full listing of the Library’s holdings and have a third in digital format. 2
  3. 3. • volume • duplication 5
  4. 4. Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors.
  5. 5. Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories
  6. 6. Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Imprint: [London :] Cassell & Company, Limited:, 1886. Format: Book PD: viii, 311, [1] p. : folded map; 20cm. (8vo) Subject: Jacobites--Fiction. Scottish fiction. English fiction--Scottish authors. Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories Title: Kidnapped Person: Stevenson, Robert Louis [Author] Org: Cassell & Company [Organisation] Place: London [Place published] Form: Written and printed matter > Book Dates: 1886 [Date published] Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 [Date/event in text] Subject: Children's literature Fiction First editions Scottish Adventure stories
  7. 7. • volume • duplication • authority • legacy –standards –metadata 5
  8. 8. ISSUES OF : VOLUME Part Of The Solution

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