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

NAME130Main entry—Uniform title130aUniform title6.2.2Preferred Title for the Work130aUniform title6.3Form of Work130aUniform title6.4Date of Work130aUniform title6.5Place of Origin of the Work130aUniform title6.6Other Distinguishing Characteristic of the Work130dDate of treaty signing6.4Date of Work

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

130 - Main Entry-Uniform Title (NR)First IndicatorSecond IndicatorNonfiling characters
0-9 - Number of nonfiling charactersUndefined
# - UndefinedSubfield 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 title be chosen to represent the work. Cataloging rules also pres…

The Structure of RDA

General Structure Remember that RDA has a clear structure: Table of ContentsIntroductionSpecific instructionsoEntities and their attributes ·Group 1 (WEMI) (Chapters 1-7) ·Group 2 (PFC) (Chapters 8-16) oRelationships (Chapters 17-22, 24-32) Appendices foroAbbreviation oCapitalization oRelationship designators (more on this later) Glossary with links to the text of the instructionsIndex
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 thing we are describing are addressed separately in each chapter. RDA provides instructions on what i…

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.
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Bibliographic Framework InitiativeBIBFRAME


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