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By Sara Shatford Layne

Making the movement to RDA: A Self-Study Primer for Catalogers is aimed toward catalogers operating within the MARC surroundings who at present create files utilizing AACR2 and wish to transition to utilizing the recent regular, source Description and entry (RDA). considering the fact that either RDA’s constitution and content material fluctuate from AACR2 in lots of respects, this primer info the advance and cause for RDA in addition to its meant pursuits, rules, and pursuits. It then explains RDA’s theoretical underpinnings—collectively often called the FRBR kinfolk of Models.

Framing the textual content alongside those traces offers readers the context for figuring out the similarities and transformations among AACR2 and RDA, either when it comes to content material and constitution. With this origin in position, the ebook takes the reader on a survey of RDA parts used to explain bibliographic and authority files and demonstrates how the MARC code has been multiplied to deal with new components. ultimately, it leads the reader field-by-field via MARC bibliographic documents for publication and non-book assets in addition to via authority files for works, expressions, individuals, households, and company our bodies, describing the similarities and modifications among AACR2 and RDA for every field.

Examples are supplied during the textual content to assist the reader visualize the options presented.

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FRAD builds on this and introduces an array of new attributes that—along with the attributes defined in FRBR—can be recorded in authority records. For persons this includes gender, place of birth, place of death, country, place of residence, affiliation, address, language of the person, field of activity, profession/occupation, and biography/ history. For corporate bodies this includes language of the corporate body, address, field of activity, and history. ATTRIBUTES OF GROUP 3 ENTITIES The FRBR model defines only one attribute for each of the four Group 3 entities, namely term for the concept, term for the object, term for the event, and term for the place.

17. Instructions for describing color content for specific types of resources are found in subsections within this instruction. To understand where RDA instructions are for the physical description area and for data that used to be in the GMD area, catalogers need to develop a better understanding of which bibliographic elements carry “content” information versus “carrier” information. For example, if the MARC 300 $a contains information about pagination, then this is an aspect of the carrier, so the relevant instructions are found in RDA Chapter 3.

RDA Sections 3–10 involve only one user task and are thus easier to explain. RDA Section 3 provides instructions on identifying persons, families, and corporate bodies, whereas RDA Section 4 will provide instructions for identifying concepts, objects, and events, and currently provides instructions for identifying places. RDA Sections 5–10 provide instructions for recording relationships, which all meet the find user task. RDA Sections 1 and 2 are a little more complicated and contain chapters that address different user tasks.

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