The RDA Workbook

The RDA Workbook : Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

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Whether a library catalogs its own materials or not, librarians still need to have some understanding of RDA. Designed to be used by academic, public, and school librarians, this is the perfect introduction.

* Focuses on the new RDA rules and conventions and their implementation, particularly in smaller libraries where there are no professional catalogers

* Presents FRBR and other aspects of RDA's theoretical framework in understandable terms

* Features a step-by-step guide to creating bibliographic records for print and electronic books, videos, and other formats

* Includes quick guides, exercises, a glossary of terms, and a list of additional resources
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 190 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 15.24mm | 639.57g
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • Workbook
  • 1610694899
  • 9781610694896
  • 443,125

Table of contents

Introduction Acronyms Chapter 1: FRBR, the Framework behind RDA Melissa Moll Chapter 2: RDA in the Real World: Preparing Bibliographic Records Corinne Jacox, Margaret Mering, Melissa Moll, Emily Dust Nimsakont, and Deirdre Routt Chapter 3: Creating Access Points and Understanding Authority Records Margaret Mering Chapter 4: Implementing RDA into Your Library and Catalog Casey Kralik Answers to Mini Exercises Answers to Exercises Glossary Manifestations Cited Useful Resources Index
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"The RDA Workbook is highly recommended for its coverage and approach, which facilitate teaching and learning the features and application of RDA as well as its implementation." - Technicalities "[T]here have been very few works that both make a concerted effort to guide catalogers to a clear understanding of the rules and the underlying theory, and that offer practical steps in creating RDA records. With The RDA Workbook, Mering and her colleagues have taken the first steps toward rectifying this deficiency . . . [They] have
provided a useful introduction to RDA. . . . This book is best viewed as an entry point, and Mering is very clear about this; it is meant for a general audience, and only gives a very basic outline of what RDA is and how it is to be used." - Library Resources and Technical Services "If you are new to the cataloging field or just beginning to implement RDA into your catalog records, this book is for you. . . . A useful, engaging, and well--written book that is recommended to catalogers and staff in all libraries and cataloging instructors and their students." - Library Journal, Starred Review "It gives the basics on RDA and provides a solid foundation. For those wondering where to start, The RDA Workbook is an excellent first step." - Technical Services Quarterly
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About Margaret Mering

Margaret Mering, MLS, is the coordinator of cataloging and professor of libraries at the University of Nebraska.
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