Resource Description and Access: From AACR to RDA
Canadian Law Library Review (Revue Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit), Vol. 36, No. 1
7 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2011 Last revised: 14 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 7, 2011
The new cataloguing guidelines Resource Description and Access (RDA) have recently been released and are set to replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. An evaluation period led by the Library of Congress is currently underway and it is likely that the implementation of RDA will begin sometime in mid-2011. This paper looks briefly at the origins of RDA, provides a high level overview of RDA and reviews some of the major differences that cataloguers and library users can expect to find between RDA and AACR2.
Keywords: cataloguing, RDA, AACR
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