A guide to the basics
Price (to CILIP members): £27.96
'This is the best explanation I have yet seen on RDA as a whole. I would strongly recommend buying this book for your library, so that everyone can understand the new changes and standards that will influence how libraries and others will deal with the description and organization of information in the future.' - COLLECTION BUILDING
‘The book provides a basic understanding of how our work will transition once we adopt RDA. There is a good general introduction to RDA... There is an especially good introduction to the use of the RDA Toolkit, including descriptions of Toolkit navigation and explanations of how the Toolkit may be integrated into our work…Introducing RDA could provide an introduction for the uninitiated technical services librarian, for library administrators and for interested public services or systems folks. It’s a good first step toward the understanding needed for application or use.’ – TechKNOW
'...it is interesting and useful and will certainly be of interest to the community.' - AN LEABHARLANN: THE IRISH LIBRARY
The release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a total shift in the understanding of the whole cataloguing process. This shift from the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) to RDA will require a fundamental re-orientation in the way library staff, especially cataloguing staff, approach the function of describing resources and creating access to them. This book will assist professionals with this transition.
The book guides the reader through the key topics and questions providing a concise explanation of RDA, its implementation and its expected benefits for users and cataloguers.
Key sections include:
- what is RDA? placing RDA in context
- why are we changing to RDA?
- making the transition to RDA
- after implementation.
This book is an essential introductory guide not only for cataloguers but for all library staff, information professionals, support staff and LIS students.
2010; 128pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-732-6; £34.95
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Look inside this book
Excerpt - chapters 1,3 and full index