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ERIC Number: EJ904836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Getting Ready for RDA: What You Need to Know
Hart, Amy
Library Media Connection, v29 n2 p30-32 Oct 2010
Resource Description and Access (RDA) represents both a revised set of cataloging rules and a completely new framework in which to catalog. It aims for backward compatibility with AACR2 at the same time that it seeks to facilitate moving library data to the Semantic Web. Given these competing goals, it's not surprising that RDA's implementation will be an ongoing process. In some ways, this will make initial implementation simpler. The good news is that RDA records will be compatible with AACR2 records, can be expressed in MARC format, and will not require major changes to existing library systems. Nonetheless, it should be recognized that because RDA is built on the conceptual models Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), its structure and vocabulary are very different from AACR2 and will take some getting used to. Finally, RDA is poised to move library data into the future and onto the Semantic Web. The path from here to there is not fully charted, but the first steps are underway. (Contains 1 figure, 1 resource and 7 online resources.)
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Language: English
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