|RDA: Resource, Description and Access Print
Joint Steering Committe for Development of RDA
Price (to CILIP members): £84.00
Designed for the digital world and an expanding universe of metadata users, RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new, unified cataloging standard—an evolution of the cataloging principles from AACR2, with rules carried over or adapted to the RDA model.
Benefits of RDA include:
- A structure based on the conceptual models of FRBR (functional requirements for bibliographic data) and FRAD (functional requirements for authority data) to help catalog users find the information they need more easily
- A flexible framework for content description of digital resources that also serves the needs of libraries organizing traditional resources
- A better fit with emerging database technologies, enabling institutions to introduce efficiencies in data capture and storage retrieval
The online RDA Toolkit provides a one-stop resource for evaluating and implementing RDA, and is the most effective way to interact with the new standard. It includes searchable and browseable RDA instructions; two views of RDA content, by table of contents and by element set; user-created and sharable workflows and mappings—tools to customize RDA to support your organization’s training, internal processes, and local policies; links to other relevant cataloging resources; and searchable and browseable full text of AACR2 with links from AACR2 to RDA. Subscribe to the RDA Toolkit.
This full text of RDA is offered in print as an offline access point to assist users in evaluating and using RDA, as well as for training and classroom use. An index is included. The online RDA Toolkit includes PDFs, but purchasing the print version offers a convenient, time-saving option.
Keep up with our update schedule on the RDA Toolkit website. Look for a December 2012 release of the first new RDA Print accumulation that will include the April 2012 update and reworded chapters released to date—batched together for user convenience and to save customers money.
2010: 944pp looseleaf: 978-185604-749-4: £105.00
(note: binder not included)
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