RDA: Strategies for Implementation

RDA: Strategies for Implementation

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In this important book El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new cataloguing standard will be implemented by cataloguing professionals, offering an orientation in the conceptual background and the structure of RDA: Resource Description and Access from a practical and technical perspective, including a detailed comparison with AACR2. Firmly rooted in the concrete application of RDA, with numerous sample records, this book:

* Covers FRBR-driven tasks, FRBR-Group relationships, and principles of FRAD, including how FRAD impacts the RDA application
* Analyzes the roles of manifestations and items, such as pre-cataloguing decisions, preferred sources of information, and mandatory elements of description
* Discusses works and expressions for specific library materials, from methods of recording primary relationships to constructing the authorized access point and recording relationships
* Offers advice for using RDA Toolkit, with tips for efficient navigation in RDA Toolkit using workflows and searching techniques
* Digs deeply into a variety of technical issues, including RDA's effect on OPAC displays, implementation of the new RDA fields that represent adding new elements, adjusting systems to accommodate the new MARC21 fields, integrating new records using RDA with older records, when to re-catalogue a set of manifestations, exporting an RDA-based bibliographic record from OCLC into the OPAC, choosing RDA elements to describe your library materials (core vs. full elements), upgrading OCLC records to RDA, and many more

Readership: Cataloguers, LIS students, archivists and any cataloguing professional wanting to gain a better understanding of the new cataloguing standard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 22mm | 1,040g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1856048349
  • 9781856048347
  • 871,241

Table of contents

1. From AACR2 to RDA 2. Differences between AACR2 and RDA 3. RDA implementation strategies 4. Functional requirements for bibliographic records 5. Identifying manifestations and items 6. Identifying works and expressions and the entity responsible for creating them 7. RDA Toolkit 8. Examples of RDA records 9. Checklists.
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...worthwhile as background reading for cataloguers and cataloguing departments moving into the adoption of RDA. -- Australian Academic and Research Libraries This book provides a good explanation of RDA... It should help cataloguers understand the new rules and how they differ from the old ones. -- OLAC Newsletter This book on strategies for implementation of RDA is a practical guide. It provides useful information at a foundation level and will be useful for LIS teachers as well as for LIS students. -- IFLA Education and Training Section Newsletter This handbook provides practical and technical background on the new cataloguing standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA), a set of guidelines that provide instructions for descriptive cataloguing. Techniques are illustrated with b&w screen shots throughout. The book begins with material on the rationale for a new cataloguing code and looks at the differences between AACR2 and the new standard. The handbook then presents implementation strategies, delving into functional requirements for bibliographic records and providing details on how to identify manifestations and items, and works and their creators. There is also a section on how to browse and search the RDA Toolkit, which is an online product that allows users to interact with a collection of documents and resources related to cataloguing. The handbook closes with detailed checklists for copy cataloguers, original cataloguers, and authority control. -- Reference and Research Book News ...an excellent resource for cataloguers who are in the midst of implementing RDA. It will also be useful for managers and trainers, who can use the many tips for implementation and the checklists. Libraries that have already implemented RDA would also find this book useful to have in their cataloguing reference collections...This book would be an excellent addition to personal or professional collections in any library. -- Library Resources and Technical Services
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About Magda El-Sherbini

Magda El-Sherbini is Head of The Ohio State University Libraries' Cataloging Department. In this capacity, she oversees the Department's cataloging activities. She supervises the department's four cataloging units as well as four faculty members and their respective staffs. In addition to her administrative duties, El-Sherbini serves on numerous library committees and is the author of numerous library publications. She served as a member of the ALA RDA Advisory Board, which addresses issues related to the online publishing of RDA, tests the product online, and provides feedback to the publisher.
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