1st Edition

Maxwell's Handbook for RDA
Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21

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ISBN 9781856048323
Published February 27, 2014 by Facet Publishing
608 Pages

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Book Description

Designed to interpret and explain RDA: Resource Description and Access, this handbook illustrates and applies the new cataloguing rules in the MARC21 environment for every type of information format.

In this clear and comprehensive resource, cataloguing expert Robert Maxwell brings his trademark practical commentary to bear on the new, unified cataloguing standard. From books to electronic materials to music and beyond, Maxwell:

Explains the conceptual grounding of RDA, including FRBR and FRAD

Addresses the nuances of how cataloguing will, and won't, change in the MARC21 environment

Shows cataloguers how to create and work with authority records of persons, families, corporate bodies, geographic entities, works, and expressions

Explores recording relationships, working with records of manifestations and items, and more

Provides numerous sample records to illustrate RDA principles.

Comprehensive in its coverage, the book will aid readers in understanding and becoming comfortable with the potentially forbidding new structure of RDA and contains appendices that discuss the treatment of specialised materials.

Readership: A guided tour of the new standard from a respected authority, this essential handbook will help cataloguers, LIS students, and cataloguing instructors navigate RDA smoothly and find the information they need efficiently.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Describing Manifestations and Items 3. Describing Persons 4. Describing Families 5. Describing Corporate Bodies 6. Describing Geographic Entities 7. Describing Works 8. Describing Expressions 9. Recording Relationships Appendix A. Printed Books and Sheets Appendix B. Cartographic Resources Appendix C. Unpublished Manuscripts and Manuscript Collections Appendix D. Notated Music Appendix E. Audio Recordings Appendix F. Moving Image Resources Appendix G. Two-dimensional Graphic Resources Appendix H. Three-dimensional Resources and Objects Appendix I. Digital Resources Appendix J. Microform Resources Appendix K. Serials and Integrating Resources Appendix L. Analytical Description.

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