RDA: Strategies for Implementation
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In this important book El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new cataloguing standard will be implemented by cataloguing professionals, offering an orientation in the conceptual background and the structure of RDA: Resource Description and Access from a practical and technical perspective, including a detailed comparison with AACR2. Firmly rooted in the concrete application of RDA, with numerous sample records, this book:
Covers FRBR-driven tasks, FRBR-Group relationships, and principles of FRAD, including how FRAD impacts the RDA application
Analyzes the roles of manifestations and items, such as pre-cataloguing decisions, preferred sources of information, and mandatory elements of description
Discusses works and expressions for specific library materials, from methods of recording primary relationships to constructing the authorized access point and recording relationships
Offers advice for using RDA Toolkit, with tips for efficient navigation in RDA Toolkit using workflows and searching techniques
Digs deeply into a variety of technical issues, including RDA's effect on OPAC displays, implementation of the new RDA fields that represent adding new elements, adjusting systems to accommodate the new MARC21 fields, integrating new records using RDA with older records, when to re-catalogue a set of manifestations, exporting an RDA-based bibliographic record from OCLC into the OPAC, choosing RDA elements to describe your library materials (core vs. full elements), upgrading OCLC records to RDA, and many more.
Readership: Cataloguers, LIS students, archivists and any cataloguing professional wanting to gain a better understanding of the new cataloguing standard.