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RDA Terminology

Listed below are some of the main differences in terminology between AACR2 and RDA. Some of the changes reflect our turning away from the catalog card environment, while others reflect terminology in the FRBR/FRAD models and the International Cataloguing Principles.
AACR2 RDA Notes heading authorized access point “heading” reflects outmoded ‘catalog-card-speak’ author, composer, artist, etc. creator
main entry preferred title and, if appropriate, the authorized access point for the creator “main entry” reflects outmoded ‘catalog-card-speak’, related to cards in a file cabinet uniform title Two RDA counterparts: 1.the preferred title and any differentiating information; 2.a conventional collective title such as “Works”
see reference variant access point
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Authorized Access Point - Corporate Name - MARC to RDA Mapping

NAME110Main entry—Corporate name19.2Creator110Main entry—Corporate name19.3Other Person, Family, or Corporate Body Associated with a Work110aCorporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element6.22Signatory to a Treaty, etc.110aCorporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element11.2.2Preferred Name for the Corporate Body110aCorporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element11.2.3Location of Headquarters, etc.110aCorporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element11.4.3Date of Establishment110aCorporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element11.4.4

110 - Main Entry-Corporate Name (NR) - MARC21

110 - Main Entry-Corporate Name (NR)First IndicatorSecond IndicatorType of corporate name entry element
0 - Inverted name
1 - Jurisdiction name
2 - Name in direct orderUndefined
# - UndefinedSubfield Codes$a - Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element (NR)$b - Subordinate unit (R)$c - Location of meeting (R)$d - Date of meeting or treaty signing (R)$e - Relator term (R)$f - Date of a work (NR)$g - Miscellaneous information (R)$k - Form subheading (R)$l - Language of a work (NR)$n - Number of part/section/meeting (R)$p - Name of part/section of a work (R)$t - Title of a work (NR)$u - Affiliation (NR)$0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)$4 - Relator code (R)$6 - Linkage (NR)$8 - Field link and sequence number (R) FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE Corporate name used as a main entry in a bibliographic record. According to various cataloging rules, main entry under corporate name is assigned to works that represent the collective thought of a body. Conference an…

FRBR as a Foundation of RDA

RDA is based on two international conceptual models, FRBR and FRAD, developed by working groups of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). You have already had classes on FRBR and FRAD, so we will only provide a little more background. 
Another IFLA activity from 2003-2008 resulted in the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP). From the FRBR and FRAD models, RDA gets the entities, the identifying attributes for each entity, the relationships, and the user tasks. From ICP, RDA gets basic principles, such as the principle of representation and the principle of convenience of the user.

International Cataloguing Principles

It is important to note that, in the International Cataloguing Principles, the user comes first and should always be kept in mind when providing bibliographic descriptions and access points:  Convenience of the user Representation Common usage Accuracy Sufficiency and necessity Significance Economy Consistency and s…

RDA Example : Translations in RDA : RDA vs AACR2 : Book with both the Original Work and its Translation

Following RDA example shows how RDA differs from AACR2 in regards to  books with text in both the original language and its translation(s). This book has both the original work (in Sanskrit) and its English translation.
Under AACR2, it would have been easier to see that there's a translation as there would have been a 240 of:
240 10 ‡a Pūyamēhavijñāna. ‡l English & Sanskrit

Under RDA, there is no longer a 240 for this situation. Rather, there are 2 700s:

700 12 ‡a Koṭīśvaraśāstrī, Vēmpaṭi. ‡t Pūyamēhavijñāna. [for the original in Sanskrit]

700 12 ‡a Koṭīśvaraśāstrī, Vēmpaṭi. ‡t Pūyamēhavijñāna. ‡l English. [for the English translation]

010__ |a 2009345913025__ |a I-E-2009-345913; 44

040__ |a DLC |b eng |c DLC |d DLC |e rda0411_ |a eng |a san |h san042__ |a lcode |a pcc05000 |a RC202 |b .K67 20071001_ |a Koṭīśvaraśāstrī, Vēmpaṭi.24510 |a Aupasargikatantrāntargata Pūyamēha vijn̄ānam / |c Vempati Kōṭēśvara Śāstri Gāru, Nāgali…

Weekly Insights for the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Blog


RDA Blog : RDA Blog is a blog on Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new library cataloging standard that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data for resource description and discovery, organized based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), intended for use by libraries and other cultural organizations replacing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). This blog lists description and links to resources on Resource Description & Access (RDA). It is an attempt to bring together at one place all the useful and important information, rules, references, news, and links on Resource Description and AccessFRBRFRADFRSADMARC standardsAACR2BIBFRAME, and other items related to current developments and trends in library cataloging practice.
RDA Blog History:RDA Blog was created by Salman Haider, a Cataloging & Metadata Librarian Blogger & Online Social Media Expert from India. RDA…


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