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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.

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.

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.

The Registry! :: home RDA in MARC - October 2012: MARC Standards (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) MARC 21 Updates 9-18 include all changes to MARC for use with RDA approved through June 2014. Content, Media and Carrier Types and Characteristics RDA Content Types MARC already indicates content type in LDR/06. RDA contains a list of English language content types for which a new field 336 was provided in MARC Bibliographic and in MARC Authority. RDA Media Types MARC already indicates media type in field 007/00. RDA Carrier Types MARC already indicates carrier type in field 007/01. RDA Carrier Characterisitcs MARC provides for recording carrier characteristics in textual form in Bibliographic fields 300, 340, and 5XX and in coded form in Bibliographic and Holdings field 007. Attributes of Names and Resources Attributes of names and titles are typically information that has been recorded in name headings (e.g., date of birth) or in uniform title headings (e.g., key for music) -- or they may have been included in a note in an Authority record for the name or title. Relationships

Resource Description & Access (RDA) Incorporating RDA practices into WorldCat Assumptions This discussion paper assumes that the library community moves forward with the implementation of RDA: Resource Description and Access, an implementation that is currently envisioned to take place no earlier than January 1, 2013. It proposes a number of policies that may be put in place and actions that may be undertaken as part of incorporating RDA practices more fully into WorldCat. It also attempts to balance the dual roles of WorldCat as a catalog and as a repository of bibliographic data. Initially, these proposed policies and actions are primarily focused on English-language-of-cataloging records that are created and maintained online by OCLC member libraries. The paper is being made available for OCLC member libraries to comment on these potential policies and actions. Introduction Following the formal adoption of RDA: Resource Description and Access by the three national libraries in the United States, many libraries will begin creating only RDA records. Background

Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA: RDA Presentations Below is a listing of recent and future presentations on RDA given by members of the JSC, the RDA Outreach Group, and other people connected to the development of RDA: Occasion: Georgia Public Library Service's "Georgia Cataloging Summit" Location: Unicoi Lodge & Conference Center, Helen, GA USA Date: August 9-10, 2011 Presenters: Barbara B. Tillett and Judith A. Occasion: Special Libraries Association "RDA Overview" session Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA Date: June 14, 2011 Presenters: Judith A. Kuhagen Link: "The Content Standard, US RDA Test, Your preparations" [PPT] Occasion: Deutsche Bibliothekartag "United States RDA Test" session Location: Berlin, Germany Date: June 8, 2011 Presenters: Barbara B. Occasion: North American Serials Interest Group preconference: "Serials and RDA: An Ongoing Relationship" Location: St Louis, MO, USA Date: June 1, 2011 Presenters: Judith A. Occasion: Maryland Library Association preconference: "RDA is here: Are You Ready?"

RDA in the OPAC – some examples | the cloudy librarian March 31st has come and gone. RDA records are flooding into our OPACS. What difference do these records make to our users? Back in 2011 I worked on a project comparing AACR2 and RDA music records . My goal was to determine how RDA would fulfill the FRBR user tasks (to find, identify, select, and obtain) in a traditional OPAC environment. My conclusion was that without “FRBR-ized” systems these records would have little impact on discovery. Now that RDA has arrived, I was curious to see how music records (scores and sound recordings) are being displayed in OPACs. 1) Mozart vocal score – OCLC #835097509 Texas State San Marcos – Millennium ILS 2) Mozart aria fragments (score) – OCLC #823230461 This is what I noticed: Some systems index creator names with their RDA relator codes (composer, performer, transcriber, arranger, etc.).