Resource Description and Access


Resource Description and Access

Resource Description and Access or RDA is a set of instructions for the cataloguing of books and other materials held in libraries. RDA is intended to replace AACR2, a standard in widespread use in Anglo-American libraries. It is expected to be released online in 2009.

RDA emerged from the International Conference on the Principles & Future Development of AACR held in Toronto in 1997 [Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of RDA. [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/jsc/intlconf.html International Conference on the Principles & Future Development of AACR.] ] . It was quickly realised that substantial revision was required, which encouraged the adoption of a new title for what had been envisaged as a third edition of AACR.

RDA departs from AACR in its foundation on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). These principles identify both the 'user tasks' which a library catalog should make possible and a hierarchy of relationships in bibliographic data. Nonetheless, descriptions produced using the instructions of RDA are intended to be compatible with the large number of existing records created under the rules of AACR2.

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External links

[http://www.rdaonline.org/ Official website]


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