Introduction to RDA by rt3463df


									Trina Grover
       Agenda for May 6th, 2009

 Introduction to RDA     RDA online tool
What you need to know    Content and examples
   about FRBR and FRAD   Coffee break
   to understand RDA     Encoding RDA descriptions
Coffee break             Preparing for
RDA and AACR2              implementation
Lunch                    Discussion & wrap-up
Resource Description and Access
A replacement for AACR2.

A principle-based content standard for creating

A tool that will take advantage of the efficiencies
  and flexibility that new technologies offer for data
  capture, storage and retrieval.
Part I: describe items in hand   Part II: find and gather works
Chapter 1. General Rules for     “The rules in Part II apply to
  Description                      works and not to physical
Chapter 2. Books, Pamphlets,       manifestations of those
  and Printed Sheets               works, though the
Chapter 3. Cartographic            characteristics of an
  Materials                        individual item are taken
                                   into account in some
Chapter 4. Manuscripts             instances.”
                                 “Enter the work by one
                                   personal author under the
                                   heading for that person.”
                Futurelib: designing the
                  future Library systems and
                  data formats

         Experiments with FRBR
OCLC’s FictionFinder
  Questions we must ask

Do our catalogues meet the
 information needs of our users?

Do they attract their interest?
        Recommended reading
FRBR and the history of cataloguing by William
  Denton in Understanding FRBR edited by
  Arlene Taylor. Library Unlimited, 2007.

A brief history of AACR
         Cataloguing principles
Paris Principles (1961)

IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International
  Cataloguing Code
IME ICC1,   2003,   Frankfurt, Germany
IME ICC2,   2004,   Buenos Aires, Argentina
IME ICC3,   2005,   Cairo, Egypt
IME ICC4,   2006,   Seoul, South Korea
IME ICC5,   2007,   Pretoria, South Africa
Statement of International Cataloguing
  Principles, 2009
  the 1990 Stockholm Seminar on
• Cataloguing is expensive and needs to be
  easier to do
• more electronic materials and multimedia
  and the challenges these pose for both
  description and access
• the drive to economize cataloguing by
  reducing duplicate efforts, nationally and
  internationally …
           Stockholm Seminar - 2
• The need to define a core level standard to
  support the cooperative use of records

• the continuing pressures to adapt cataloguing
  practices and codes to the machine

Tillett, Barbara. IFLA study on FRBR (1994)
        Study Group on the
    Functional Requirements for
       Bibliographic Records
• the entities of interest to users of
  bibliographic records
• the attributes of each entity
• the types of relationships that operate
  between each entity
   1997 International Conference
9 papers delivered, topics covered include:
  bibliographic relationships
  content versus carrier
  seriality ; internationalization
              Velluci on
     bibliographic relationships:
“Bibliographic relationships exist when
  bibliographic entities— i.e., any instances of
  recorded knowledge— are associated with
  each other in some way … It was not until the
  late 1970's, however, when the move toward
  online catalogs sparked hopes for a more
  sophisticated catalog structure, that
  bibliographic relationships became an
  independent topic of discussion.”
 AACR2 organization & governance
Development is the responsibility of the Joint
 Steering Committee (JSC) and the editor,
 assisted by a Secretary and Project Mgr.

Accountable to the Committee of Principles
  (CoP) CLA and LAC, ALA and LC, CILIP and BL, ALIA
  and NL of Australia
       From rules to entities
2004              Work begins, AACR3
                   made available for
2005              New approach, new
                   name: Resource
                   Description and
                   Access (RDA)
2007              New organization/
              The new
     cataloguing environment …

• We are facilitating access to a wide range of
  information carriers
• Content is key, and relationships are complex
• Metadata created by authors, cataloguers,
  publishers, computers, etc., can be shared and
  incorporated into new services
      deserves a new approach!
RDA is developed to provide a better fit with
  emerging database technologies by taking
  advantage of the efficiencies and flexibility for
  data capture
RDA can be applied independently of any data
  structure or syntax for data storage or display.
        Recommended reading
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