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ISBN 9781856049504
Published July 31, 2013 by Facet Publishing
236 Pages

 
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In this manual, expert cataloguer Ed Jones shows you how to catalogue serials using the new cataloguing standard, RDA: Resource Description and Access.

Serials and continuing resources present a variety of unique challenges in bibliographic management, from special issues and unnumbered supplements to recording the changes that a long-running periodical can experience over time. Easing cataloguers through the RDA: Resource Description and Access transition by showing the continuity with past practice, serials cataloguing expert Jones frames the practice within the structure of the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models on which RDA is based.

With serials 146; special considerations in mind, this essential guide explains the familiarities and differences between AACR2 and RDA and demonstrates how serials cataloguers 146; work fits in the cooperative context of OCLC, CONSER and NACO. Jones looks in detail at the process of cataloguing serials and ongoing integrating resources using RDA, from attributes and relationships between works to identifying related entities. Finally, looking at the possibilities offered by Linked Data, he presents examples of how RDA records can ultimately engage with the Semantic Web.

Key topics covered:

160;Introduction to serials and serials cataloguing

Getting to know RDA: changes from AACR2

Searching and the universe of serials

Cataloguing serials and ongoing integrating resources using RDA

General instructions relating to serials cataloguing using RDA and MARC 21

Attributes of resources (Manifestations and Items and the Works and Expressions they embody)


Relationships between resources


Identifying Works and Expressions


Identifying related entities


Online serials and CONSER provider-neutral records

Ongoing integrating resources

RDA and Linked Data.

Readership: Occasional serials cataloguers and specialists alike. Serials and continuing resources present a variety of unique challenges in bibliographic management, from special issues and unnumbered supplements to recording the changes that a long-running periodical can experience over time. Easing cataloguers through the RDA: Resource Description and Access transition by showing the continuity with past practice, serials cataloguing expert Jones frames the practice within the structure of the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models on which RDA is based. With serials’ special considerations in mind, he: explains the familiarities and differences between AACR2 and RDA; demonstrates how serials cataloguers’ work fits in the cooperative context of OCLC, CONSER and NACO; presents examples of how RDA records can ultimately engage with the Semantic Web. Occasional serials cataloguers and specialists alike will find useful advice here as they explore the structure of the new cataloguing framework.

Table of Contents

PART 1: PREPARATION 1. An Introduction to Serials and Serials Cataloguing 2. Getting to Know RDA: A New Structure and Other Changes from AACR2 PART 2: SERIALS CATALOGING USING RDA 3. Searching and the Universe of Serials 4. Cataloguing Serials and Ongoing Integrating Resources Using RDA Epilogue: RDA and Linked Data.

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