RDA Blog or Resource Description & Access (RDA) 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 Cataloguing Rules (AACR2). Free for everyone Forever.
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.