Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Library Cataloging Research

RDA Bibliography
RDA Bibliography

Hello Dear Library Professionals: 

I have compiled a list of some Masters, M.Phil., and Ph.D. thesis and dissertation on descriptive cataloging which may be available in print and/or online, in the form of a blog post: RDA Bibliography – Thesis (from OCLC WorldCat). 

It seems not much research work is done on descriptive cataloging, though it is one of the most fundamental activities of librarianship, library and information science. The other possibility is that researches have been done but not documented at some "single place" for consultation. With the emergence of Resource Description & Access (RDA), as the successor of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), it becomes necessary to do quality research works on the descriptive cataloging using RDA and AACR2 and evaluating its significance and impact on librarianship and library services. It is required to determine what we achieved migrating from AACR2 to RDA, through conducting formal researches.

So please help update this bibliography with description of research works on Library Descriptive Cataloging. Suggest only those sources which are available in published form or available online and can be acquired and consulted for research purposes. 

Also please suggest the potential topics on which researches should be carried out in Library Descriptive Cataloging using RDA and AACR2 considering new changes and developments in the practice of Library Cataloging.

It will be very helpful for Librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D Students & Researchers who wish to carry out research on descriptive cataloging.

Please suggest your entries in the "form" available on the About RDA Bibliography page of RDA Bibliography.

RDA Bibliography is a partner-blog of RDA Blog. It provides an alternative interface to the posts of RDA Blog in the Category : Articles Books Presentations Etc. on Resource Description & Access. RDA Blog provides all the posts on articles, books, presentations, and videos in one single Category : Articles Books Presentations Etc. Here in RDA Bibliography these posts are given different categories, so that if you want to see only articles on RDA, you can go to Category : Articles or if you want to see only books on RDA, you can go to Category : Books. Additionally you can browse through tags given in the left frame to refine your search further. The Bibliography Page provides a spreadsheet view of documents with proper bibliographic details and a link to RDA Blog post, which then redirects to the primary sources published on Resource Description and Access (RDA) and other other related topics, like AACR2FRBRFRADFRSADMARC 21library cataloging, BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and so on… RDA Bibliography aims to become the single largest bibliography of materials on RDA and cataloging and other related topics.