Guidelines for RDA cataloging in WorldCat:
An interesting contribution by Karen Coyle to American Libraries:
Thanks to Iris for pointing out this interesting article. See description below:
Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, vol. 47, issue 8, p. 691-707.
"This article prepares catalogers for the new cataloging standard
Resource Description and Access (RDA) by giving trainers and
Library and Information Science (LIS) educators the information
they need to plan training for themselves and their staff or students.
The theoretical principles of RDA are introduced as well as the
corresponding vocabulary that trainers will need to use. This is
followed by an overview of the structure of RDA as compared to the
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2). Examples of
rule changes and options are highlighted for trainers along with
a reminder to review existing cheat-sheets and manuals that are
based on AACR2. Finally, types of training formats are suggested."
Questions with answers and the slides of yesterday’s webinar, Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC are available at:
Posted on behalf of the New York Technical Services Librarians:
Save the date. There will be a NISO webinar given on Oct. 14 from 1-230 in room 522. Speakers include Diane Hillmann and Barbara Tillett.
Librarians, ILS vendors, and commercial cataloging service providers — as well as a wide variety of related service providers — all know that the proverbial, heavily acronym-spice "bibliographic control alphabet soup" involves the intelligent and well informed use of many ingredients. Chief in these are constantly evolving standards, combined with more than a sprinkling of creativity and insight. Three expert metadata chefs will analyze and discuss specific alphabetic ingredients already in use or soon to be implemented in the bib control kitchen.
Home page of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA : Resource Description and Access.
This is the home page of the Working Group. Includes current news on RDA.
The RDA testing partners have been announced. The list can be viewed here
Rick Block gave an excellent presentation on RDA at NETSL 2009. Check it out.