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Alternatives Options and Exceptions in RDA : What Every Cataloger Needs to Know

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Alternatives Options and Exceptions in RDA : What Every Cataloger Needs to KnowWhat are RDA Alternatives?Example of RDA AlternativesWhat are RDA Options?Example of RDA Optional AdditionsExample of RDA Optional OmissionsWhat are RDA Exceptions? Example of RDA ExceptionsHow to decide whether to apply the alternatives, options, or exceptions?Note on the use of screen images from RDA Toolkit (Following RDA and RDA Toolkit Copyright Statement and guidelines)
Alternatives Options and Exceptions in RDA : What Every Cataloger Needs to Know RDA contains a number of guidelines and instructions that are marked as alternatives, options (optional additions, optional omissions), and exceptions. Each of these is clearly identified by an italicized label, which in the RDA Toolkit appears in green color in the instruction (alternative, optional addition, optional omission, exception). A green vertical bar also appears in the left margin next of an alternative, optional, or exceptional instruct…

RDA Core Elements

Definition of RDA Core ElementsTypes RDA Core ElementsExamples of RDA Core Elements RDA Core Elements as described in Glossary of Library and Information Science of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology, a partner blog of Resource Description & Access (RDA) Blog by Salman HaiderGlossary of Library and Information Science will also be the glossary for Resource Description & Access (RDA) terms. 
Core Elements➨Core elements in Resource Description & Access (RDA) are minimum elements required for describing resources. Core elements are a new feature of RDA which allowed for certain metadata elements to be identified as “required” in the cataloging process. The assignment of core status is based on attributes mandatory for a national level record, as documented in the FRBR/FRAD modules. At a minimum, a bibliographic description should include all the required core elements that are applicable. Core-ness is identified at the element level. Some elements are always …

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