Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Making the Move to RDA: A Self-Study for Catalogers

Kincy, Chamya Pompey (with Sara Shatford Layne). Making the Move to RDA: A Self-Study for Catalogers. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8769-5

This book is designed for catalogers working in the MARC environment who currently create records using AACR2 and need to transition to RDA. It explains the conceptual framework for the new cataloging standards and provides ample examples of MARC coded records. As one reviewer observes, " ... [the] book is like having a conversation with two expert catalogers as they walk you step-by-step through the intricacies of the conceptual models ..."

Table of Contents
Part I. RDA Background Explained
Chapter 1. Development, Objectives, and Principles
Chapter 2. Underlying Models and Organization
Chapter 3. Major Differences between RDA and AACR2
Part II. RDA Instructions Summarized
Chapter 4. Attributes of Manifestations and Items
Chapter 5. Attributes of Works and Expressions
Chapter 6. Attributes of Persons, Families, Corporate Bodies, and Places
Chapter 7. Recording Relationships
Part III. RDA Applied in the MARC Environment
Chapter 8. Creating and Interpreting Bibliographic Records for Books
Chapter 9. Creating and Interpreting Bibliographic Records for Non-Book Resources
Chapter 10. Creating and Interpreting Authority Records