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Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA: RDA Background RDA: Resource Description and Access was developed by JSC as part of its strategic plan (2005-2009) to replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Edition Revised, which were first published in 1978. RDA provides a set of guidelines and instructions on formulating data to support resource discovery. Details of how to subscribe to the RDA Toolkit can be found on the publisher’s website. For a brief summary of RDA see the RDA Brochure (PDF format). Work on the new standard began in 2004, and in the same year the Committee of Principals for AACR (CoP) appointed Tom Delsey as the Editor. RDA: Resource Description and Access is developed in a collaborative process led by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA. JSC Aggregates Working Group (2015– ) Chair [not yet named] See terms of reference of the JSC Aggregates Working Group. JSC Capitalization Instructions Working Group (2015– ) Chair Pat Riva JSC Fictitious Entities Working Group (2015– ) Chair [not yet named] 1.

Exciting Activities for the School Library: Events and Ideas for Encouraging Children to Read | When it comes to encouraging children into the school library, sometimes a little coercion is required! By thinking up creative ideas for activities that will draw children in, the librarian will soon find that the library is bursting with users every break time! Exciting Library Quizzes Children love a challenge, so the more competitions and quizzes the library holds, the better! A break time quiz based on a popular TV quiz showA treasure trail of questions and clues to solveFascinating facts or general knowledge quizzesQuiz sheets that involve exploring the Dewey systemDon’t forget to include prizes! Fun Library Activities There are many sources of activity ideas for using in the school library. Holding a Library Book Fair Some publishing companies offer book fairs to schools. Organizing an Author Visit to the School Even non-readers will enjoy a special talk or workshop with a visiting author. Educational Library Software Educational Games for the Library

CLC Libraries and Instructional Services RDA and OCLC RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2. Developed by the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA, this online, web-based tool was released in July 2010. Publishers are the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). OCLC has participated actively in the process to produce RDA through our ex-officio membership in the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and through our representation on the MARC Advisory Committee. Over the past several years, OCLC has also gained experience in creating FRBRized work sets based on bibliographic data in existing records and in creating similar relationships based on related ISBNs and ISSNs. OCLC has completed work to implement the MARC 21 changes approved by MARBI in recent meetings (including its meetings at ALA Annual in July 2009 and January 2010). See our RDA resources page.

A to Z Teacher Stuff Lesson Plans FAST RDA new cataloguing rules Why new rules, and what has it got to do with me? Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard being introduced to replace Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2). National Library of Australia has announced that it will implement RDA in early 2013 (Australian Committee on Cataloguing n.d.). RDA will initially impact on cataloguers, and in the longer term will shape how end users of catalogues and discovery systems find the information they require. Therefore it is important for all people working in the library and information industry to have some understanding of the purpose of RDA and its implications for the library catalogue. Cataloguing standards Catalogues have been a core part of a library’s activity for centuries, assisting individuals to locate information to suit their needs. AACR2 is the current standard for creating bibliographic descriptions and added entries. Need for change Putting the user first no more Latin abbreviation like et al.

Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) [OCLC - Activities] FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) is derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), one the library domain’s most widely-used subject terminology schemas. The development of FAST has been a collaboration of OCLC Research and the Library of Congress. Work on FAST began in late 1998 FAST has been developed in large part to attempt to meet the perceived need for a general-use subject terminology scheme which is: simple to learn and apply, faceted-navigation-friendly, and modern in its design. The broad purpose of adapting the LCSH with a simplified syntax to create FAST is to retain the very rich vocabulary of LCSH while making the schema easier to understand, control, apply, and use. After full development, FAST has evolved into an eight-facet vocabulary with a universe of approximately 1.7 million headings across all facets. Background Impact Details The FAST authority file contains over 1,700,000 authority records. searchFAST assignFAST FAST as Linked Data Outputs