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1. RDA  page: A blog page is added giving brief introduction and overview of Resource Description & Access (RDA). 2. Categories: on the right side has been significantly consolidated and modified.  3. RDA Resources : page is modified. This page now includes Cataloger's Reference Directory having useful links to web-resources for catalogers. 4. A "scrolling bar": appears at the bottom listing select feedback from the RDA Blog Testimonials  page. Thanks all for your love, suggestions,  testimonials , likes, +1, tweets and shares .... See also related posts in following  RDA Blog  Categories (Labels):

Authorized Access Point - Main Entry - Uniform Title (AACR2) / Preferred Title (RDA) - MARC to RDA Mapping

MARC 21 FIELD TAG MARC 21 SUBFIELD CODE MARC 21 FIELD / SUBFIELD NAME RDA INSTRUCTION NUMBER RDA ELEMENT NAME 130 Main entry—Uniform title 130 a Uniform title 6.2.2 Preferred Title for the Work 130 a Uniform title 6.3 Form of Work 130 a Uniform title 6.4 Date of Work 130 a Uniform title 6.5 Place of Origin of the Work 130 a Uniform title 6.6 Other Distinguishing Characteristic of the Work 130 d Date of treaty signing 6.4 Date of Work 130 f Date of a work 6.10 Date of Expression 130 g Miscellaneous information N/A 130 h Medium 6.9 Content Type 130 k Form subheading 6.2.2 Preferred Title for the Work 130 l Language of a work 6.11 Language of Expression 130 m Medium of performance for music 6.15 Medium of Performance 130 n Number of part/section of a work 6.2.2 Preferred Title for the Work 130 n Number of part/section of a work 6.3 Form of Work 130 n Number of part/section of a work 6.4 Date of Work 130 n Number of part/section of a work 6.5 Place of Origin of t

130 - Main Entry - Uniform Title (AACR2) / Preferred Title (RDA) - [NR]

130 - Main Entry-Uniform Title (NR) First Indicator Second Indicator Nonfiling characters 0-9 - Number of nonfiling characters Undefined # - Undefined Subfield Codes $a - Uniform title (NR) $d - Date of treaty signing (R) $f - Date of a work (NR) $g - Miscellaneous information (R) $h - Medium (NR) $k - Form subheading (R) $l - Language of a work (NR) $m - Medium of performance for music (R) $n - Number of part/section of a work (R) $o - Arranged statement for music (NR) $p - Name of part/section of a work (R) $r - Key for music (NR) $s - Version (NR) $t - Title of a work (NR) $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R) $6 - Linkage (NR) $8 - Field link and sequence number (R) FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE Uniform title used as a main entry in a bibliographic record. Main entry under a uniform title is used when a work is entered directly under title and the work has appeared under varying titles, necessitating that a particular

The Structure of RDA

General Structure Remember that RDA has a clear structure: Table of Contents Introduction Specific instructions o    Entities and their attributes ·             Group 1 (WEMI) (Chapters 1-7) ·             Group 2 (PFC) (Chapters 8-16) o    Relationships (Chapters 17-22, 24-32) Appendices for o    Abbreviation o    Capitalization o    Relationship designators (more on this later) Glossary with links to the text of the instructions Index Not Organized Like AACR2 The organization of RDA is very different from AACR2. Instead of separate chapters for classes of materials (books, cartographic materials, printed music, etc.), RDA is principle-based and organized around the FRBR/FRAD tasks to help users “identify” and “relate” the resources they need from our collections. There are general instructions applying to all resources with specific instructions for characteristics unique to certain categories of resources. The identifying elements for each thi

Bibliographic Framework Initiative - BIBFRAME

Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Initiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description, both on the web, and in the broader networked world. This site presents general information about the project, including presentations, FAQs, and links to working documents. In addition to being a replacement for MARC, BIBFRAME serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 formats while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades. See also: Bibliographic Framework Initiative BIBFRAME


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