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The RDA Workbook Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

The RDA Workbook Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

Author: Margaret V. Mering
ISBN: 9781610694896
publisher: Libraries Unlimited
publisher Date: 01/31/2014
Price: 55
eBookPrice: 0
Schools: Stony Brook University(SUNY),University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: RDA (Resource Description and Access) was released in March 2013 and catalogers are busy trying to understand and implement the new protocols. This book will help. Unlike the RDA training materials prepared for seasoned catalogers by the Library of Congress and others, the RDA Practice Workbook uses tried and true methods to make RDA clear even to those who have little or no previous cataloging knowledge. The workbook can be used by an individual or to teach others in staff training sessions, presentations, or LIS courses. It discusses the theoretical framework of the cataloging code; details the steps necessary to create a bibliographic for books, videos, and other formats; and shows librarians how to read and interrupt authority records for persons, families, corporate bodies, works, and expressions. Finally, the workbook suggests strategies for implementing RDA.