Sunday, August 18, 2013
RDA Purpose and Scope
RDA provides a set of guidelines and instructions on recording data to support resource discovery.
The data created using RDA to describe a resource are designed to assist users performing the following tasks:(1)
find—i.e., to find resources that correspond to the user’s stated search criteria
identify—i.e., to confirm that the resource described corresponds to the resource sought, or to distinguish between two or more resources with similar characteristics
select—i.e., to select a resource that is appropriate to the user’s needs
obtain—i.e., to acquire or access the resource described.
The data created using RDA to describe an entity associated with a resource (a person, family, corporate body, concept, etc.) are designed to assist users performing the following tasks:(2)
find—i.e., to find information on that entity and on resources associated with the entity
identify—i.e., to confirm that the entity described corresponds to the entity sought, or to distinguish between two or more entities with similar names, etc.
clarify—i.e., to clarify the relationship between two or more such entities, or to clarify the relationship between the entity described and a name by which that entity is known
understand—i.e., to understand why a particular name or title, or form of name or title, has been chosen as the preferred name or title for the entity.
RDA provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions covering all types of content and media.
LC-PCC PS for 0.0 (table of contents only--click above icon to go to complete text)
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This Policy Statement, covering several areas of pre-cataloging decisions, represents LC practice/PCC practice except where a statement is noted only as LC practice.
Determining Mode of Issuance
Mode of Issuance: Integrating Resource?
Mode of Issuance: Monograph vs. Serial
Situations Requiring Further Consideration
Change in Cataloging Decision: Monograph/Serial
Determining Number of Records
Edition or Copy of Book
Serial Supplements to Other Serials
Indexes to Serials
Serials Issued in Parts
Reprinted Issues of Non-Newspaper Serials
[Source: Based on instructions from RDA Toolkit]