Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics

Oliver, Chris, Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics. Chicago: ALA, 2010 ISBN 978-0-8389-3594-1 025.32
Resource Description and Access (RDA) is more than a revised standard it represents a total shift in the cataloging process as a whole. This highly practical, concise introduction will guide both catalogers and general library staff through the basics of RDA, its implementation, and its expected benefits for users and catalogers alike. Author Chris Oliver provides a contextual overview of and thoroughly explains the reasons for the switch from AACR to RDA. He outlines transition steps, the new ways in which staff will need to approach describing and creating access to resources, and important guidelines to follow after implementation. Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics is a much needed introductory explanation for catalogers, general library staff, and LIS students.