Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics by Chris Oliver

Written for catalogers, this book provides practical and theoretical information on making the transition from the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR) to a new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA). It discusses how RDA should benefit users, the global perspective of the new cataloging guidelines, its foundations in the theoretical models, continuity and changes between the old rules and new guidelines, and issues with implementing RDA. This book is a helpful introduction, but in some places it is unnecessarily complicated and still did not elucidate RDA for me.

Leatherby Libraires Call Number: Z 694.15 .R47 O45 2010
2nd Floor Social Science Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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