Making The Move To Rda: A Self-study Primer For Catalogers by Sara Shatford LayneMaking The Move To Rda: A Self-study Primer For Catalogers by Sara Shatford Layne

Making The Move To Rda: A Self-study Primer For Catalogers

bySara Shatford Layne

Paperback | January 13, 2014

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Making the Move to RDA: A Self-Study Primer for Catalogers is aimed at catalogers working in the MARC environment who currently create records using AACR2 and need to transition to using the new standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA). Since both RDA's structure and content differ from AACR2 in many respects, this primer details the development and rationale for RDA as well as its intended goals, principles, and objectives. It then explains RDA's theoretical underpinnings-collectively known as the FRBR Family of Models.Framing the text along these lines provides readers the context for understanding the similarities and differences between AACR2 and RDA, both in terms of content and structure. With this foundation in place, the book takes the reader on a survey of RDA elements used to describe bibliographic and authority records and demonstrates how the MARC code has been expanded to accommodate new elements. Finally, it leads the reader field-by-field through MARC bibliographic records for book and non-book resources as well as through authority records for works, expressions, persons, families, and corporate bodies, describing the similarities and differences between AACR2 and RDA for each field.Examples are provided throughout the text to help the reader visualize the concepts presented.
Chamya Pompey Kincy was a librarian at UCLA until her untimely passing in 2013. She worked in the UCLA Library for 16 years, first as a student assistant, then as a library assistant, and finally as a librarian, serving most recently as the Life and Social Sciences Cataloger in the Cataloging & Metadata Center. She was active in severa...
Title:Making The Move To Rda: A Self-study Primer For CatalogersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.77 × 6.01 × 0.96 inPublished:January 13, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081088769X

ISBN - 13:9780810887695


Table of Contents

PrefacePart I. RDA Background ExplainedChapter 1. Development, Objectives, and PrinciplesChapter 2. Underlying Models and OrganizationChapter 3. Major Differences between RDA and AACR2Part II. RDA Instructions SummarizedChapter 4. Attributes of Manifestations and ItemsChapter 5. Attributes of Works and ExpressionsChapter 6. Attributes of Persons, Families, Corporate Bodies, and PlacesChapter 7. Recording RelationshipsPart III. RDA Applied in the MARC EnvironmentChapter 8. Creating and Interpreting Bibliographic Records for BooksChapter 9. Creating and Interpreting Bibliographic Records for Non-Book ResourcesChapter 10. Creating and Interpreting Authority RecordsAcronymsBibliography

Editorial Reviews

Making the Move to RDA has "primer" in its subtitle, but experienced catalogers will also benefit from this detailed explanation that compares and contrasts RDA to AACR2. Examples of cataloging records resulting from the application of the different rules-complete with MARC coding-are welcome, especially for situations such as collaborative works, compilations, and manifestations embodying multiple language expressions.