Saturday, August 22, 2015

RDA LC-PCC PS Revision

Resource Description and Access RDA

RDA Toolkit Update, August 11, 2015 - Changes in Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS) and RDA Toolkit

TOPIC 1: Changes in RDA Content
TOPIC 2: Change in Content in LC-PCC PSs
TOPIC 3: Functional Changes in the RDA Toolkit

TOPIC 1: Changes in RDA Content : Fast Track changes

The PDF file mentioned in the URL below from RDA JSC site identifies the "Fast Track" changes to RDA that will be included in this release (6JSC-Sec-16.pdf); Fast Track changes are not added to the RDA Update History.  While you are encouraged to peruse the changes, there are no significant changes.

TOPIC 2: Change in Content in LC-PCC PSs

A summary of LC-PCC PS updates incorporated in this release is available at August 11, 2015 release of the RDA Toolkit.  Catalogers should review the following policy statements:

1.8.2, First Alternative:  revised to include an exception for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Perso-Arabic, Cyrillic, and Greek catalogers to substitute Western-style arabic numerals when numbers are found in non-Latin scripts.  For Hebrew script catalogers, also note changes to the options at and similar instructions for adding Gregorian date when a date in the Hebrew script is being recorded.

1.8.2, Second Alternative: the LC practice for supplying equivalent numbers has been revised; LC catalogers may now supply such equivalents (e.g., a date in arabic numerals when roman numerals are on the resource) if considered important., At the request of the PCC Series Policy Task Group, the instructions for sources of series statements and series numbering have been revised with respect to information transcribed from “sources within the resource”.,,  Information on authorized access points for librettos has been revised in consultation with the Music Library Association.,  A new policy statement has been developed for those cases when it is not feasible to record *all* locations of a conference, etc. (more common for certain types of sporting events).  The statement allows for recording an applicable larger place (or places), or a single place primarily associated with the conference, etc., (e.g., a host city).

TOPIC 3: Functional Changes in the RDA Toolkit

There are no functional changes in the RDA Toolkit in this release.
The next planned release of the RDA Toolkit will be in October 2015.

Source: Library of Congress

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Friday, August 21, 2015

LCSH - Subject Headings Manual (SHM) H 202 and H 203 Revised

Note: Subject Headings Manual (SHM) provides guidelines to use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The manual was originally conceived as an in-house procedure manual addressed to cataloging staff at the Library of Congress. From the very beginning, however, the manual included not only procedures and practices to be followed by LC catalogers but also substantive explanations of subject cataloging policy. Other libraries who wish to catalog in the same manner as the Library of Congress as well as faculty at schools of library science who wish to teach Library of Congress subject cataloging policies to their students should follow the guidelines of the Subject Headings Manual (SHM).
Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog will be more focused on the techniques of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) by use of Classification & Shelflisting Manual (CSM) and Subject Headings Manual (SHM) and Classification Web tool of Library of Congress, and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Follow Librarianship Studies & Information Technology in Social Media blog to be updated of new items and start/comment on the discussions in the Google+ Community Librarianship Studies & Information Technology and Facebook Group Librarianship Studies & Information Technology.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

RDA Bibliography

RDA Bibliography




A New Video Series from The Library of Congress: “Conversations About RDA” : The Library of Congress has just released online, “Conversations About RDA”, a new series of five training videos providing, “tips and strategies for working with the RDA.” The videos were recorded on May 20, 2015.

Format of bibliographic description here is similar to description on Bibliography Page of RDA Bibliography: Title. Author/Editor/Compiler. Year. Publisher/Journal. Pages/Volume/Issue/Slides/Minutes. Place.

This is a compilation from Google Alerts and other sources and searches. Check complete compilation so far in the Bibliography Page of RDA Bibliography containing Articles, Books, Presentations, Thesis, and Videos on Resource Description and Access (RDA) in a spreadsheet view as shown below:

RDA Bibliography

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Classification : Glossary of Library & Information Science

Library Classification

Classification : Glossary of Library & Information Science

New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog provides a comprehensive definition of Classification or Library Classification or Book Classification or Bibliographic Classification.
This new encyclopedic entry in the Glossary of Library & Information Science of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions?
What is classification?
What classification does?
Where classification in applied in a library setting?
How is library classification different from knowledge classification and scientific classification?
What is the structure of classification systems?
What is significance of notation in classification?
How classification assist library users and staff?
What are the alternative approaches to provide subject access to library patrons besides classification?
What are the popular library classification systems?
What are the new trends in the application of library classification?
ExcerptClassification or Library Classification or Book Classification or Bibliographic Classification is the process of arranging, grouping, coding, and organizing books and other library materials (e.g. serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, manuscripts, computer files, e-resources etc.) on shelves or entries of a catalog, bibliography, and index according to their subject in a systematic, logical, and helpful order by way of assigning them call numbers using a library classification system, so that users can find them as quickly and easily as possible. Read complete definition of Classification>>