Trends in cataloguing – IME/ICC principles, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, Bibliographic relationships, Web-OPAC
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS (RDA)
Resource Description and Access (RDA)¹ is the new standard for descriptive cataloging providing data elements, instructions, and guidelines on recording the contents and formulating bibliographic metadata for description and access to information resources covering all types of content and media held in libraries and related cultural organizations, such as museums and archives. RDA is designed for the digital world. The metadata created by following RDA instructions are well formed according to international models for user-focused linked data applications that are compatible with existing records in online library catalogs and also adaptable to new and emerging database structures. RDA is the successor to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2), which is still the most widely used cataloging standard worldwide. Built on the foundations established by AACR2, the organization of RDA is based on international standards developed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), such as Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD). The creation of RDA was the result of collaboration between representatives from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Australia. RDA was developed by the RDA Steering Committee (formerly the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA) as part of its strategic plan (2005–09) to replace AACR2. RDA was initially published in June 2010 under the title RDA Toolkit as an online resource by the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The text of RDA consists of 10 sections divided into 37 chapters, with 13 appendices, a glossary, and an index. RDA was widely implemented in 2013 by the Library of Congress, the British Library, and other major libraries.
- RDA Frequently Asked Questions (RDA FAQ)
- What is RDA?
- Why is it necessary to issue a brand new standard?
- What are the benefits of RDA? / Why is RDA needed?
- What are the foundations of RDA? / What are FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD? What are their relationship to RDA? / How does RDA relate to the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)?
- Who developed RDA?
- How can I access RDA? / Who publishes RDA? / What is RDA Toolkit?
- What is the difference between RDA Toolkit and RDA?
- What does RDA Toolkit include?
- How often will RDA Toolkit be updated?
- What does RDA cost?
- Who is responsible for the ongoing development of RDA?
- What is the process of suggesting changes to RDA?
- When was RDA released?
- When was RDA implemented?
- What needs to be done to implement RDA in individual libraries?
- Has OCLC released a policy statement on RDA?
- What is the structure of RDA?
- What are RDA Core Elements?
- What are Alternatives Options & Exceptions in RDA?
- What is LC-PCC PS?
- Where are RDA Examples?
- Can a record cataloged by the RDA standard be readily identified?
- What differences will I see in my MARC records?
- Does RDA focus on the recording of data, the presentation of data, or both?
- Is ISBD punctuation required in RDA?
- Why aren’t GMDs (general material designations) in RDA?
- Where is the information for Resource Description and Access (RDA) Cataloging Resources?
- What are the guidelines for Undifferentiated Personal Names in RDA Cataloging?
- How to Give Date of Publication Distribution Copyright in RDA & MARC 21?
- How to Record Name of Publisher in RDA & MARC 21?
- How to Transcribe Place of Publication in RDA & MARC 21?
- What is Relationship Designator?
- RDA Quiz – Resource Description and Access Questions and Answers
- Resource Description and Access (RDA) News
- Resource Description and Access (RDA) Videos
What is RDA?
RDA refers to Resource Description and Access, a new cataloging standard replacing AACR2. See the introduction given above to know about RDA. A brief description of RDA is given below in the form of an infographic.
Why RDA After AACR2 (Not AACR3)? Why is it Necessary to Issue a Brand New Standard?
Main article: Why RDA after AACR2 (not AACR3)
AACR2 was first published in 1978. Although it has been updated many times, it is largely designed for an environment dominated by the card catalog. The International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR that was held in Toronto in 1997 identified substantive problems with AACR2. Although the updates issued in the years following that conference addressed some of these problems, it became clear that a fundamental rethinking of the code was required to respond fully to the challenges and opportunities of the digital world.
In April 2005, the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR (JSC) and its parent organization, the Committee of Principals (CoP) determined from comments received on the revision of part I of AACR3 that they needed to change their approach. After reviewing a number of alternatives, they decided that a new standard designed for the digital environment was more appropriate. Their vision included guidelines and instructions that would cover description and access for all digital and analog resources, resulting in records that could be used in a variety of digital environments (the Internet, Web OPACs, etc.).
The name AACR3 was dropped as the successor of AACR2 and the new standard was named as RDA: Resource Description & Access which was initially released in June 2010.
What are the Benefits of RDA? / Why is RDA Needed?
Main article: What are the Benefits of RDA?
RDA builds on the strengths of AACR2 but has some new features that make it more useful for description as a cataloging code for the digital environment in which libraries now operate.
- RDA is better at catering for digital resources and for resources with multiple characteristics and will provide more guidance on the creation of authority headings.
- RDA has been developed with the end-user in mind.
- RDA provides a consistent, flexible and extensible framework for the description of all types of resources, including digital resources and those with multiple characteristics.
- RDA is compatible with internationally established principles, models, and standards.
- RDA is compatible with a range of encoding schemas, such as MODS, Dublin Core, ONIX and MARC. It will allow library bibliographic records to be integrated with those produced by other metadata communities, and to move into the digital environment beyond library catalogs.
- RDA will enable, with systems support, the grouping together of bibliographic records for different editions, translations or formats of a work, to achieve a more meaningful display of data for users.
- RDA is a Web-based product, which enables catalogers to move between related instructions using hyperlinks and to integrate their own institutional policies.
- RDA is a transitional stepping stone that requires only small changes to catalog records but moves the metadata in catalogs much closer to full utilization of FRBR models.
What Are the Foundations of RDA? / What is FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD? What is their Relationship to RDA? / How Does RDA Relate to the Statement of International Cataloging Principles (ICP)?
RDA is based on the conceptual models FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data), and FRSAD (Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data). The IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles informs the cataloging principles used throughout RDA.
The acronym “FRBR” stands for Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. FRBR was developed by an IFLA Study Group (1992-1997) and the FRBR Review Group is responsible for its ongoing development.
FRBR includes a conceptual model of entities and relationships and attributes, identifies specific user tasks (Find, Identify, Select, and Obtain) that bibliographic records are intended to fulfill, and recommends a set of elements for inclusion in national bibliographic records.
FRBR provides the conceptual foundation for RDA. RDA includes the FRBR terminology when appropriate (for example, use of the names of bibliographic entities: “work”, “expression”, “manifestation”, and “item”), uses the FRBR attributes as the basis for specific data elements to be included in bibliographic descriptions, addresses FRBR relationships, and uses the FRBR user tasks as the basis for defining a set of core data elements.
The acronym “FRAD” stands for Functional Requirements for Authority Data. This later conceptual model was also developed by an IFLA Study Group. The FRBR Review Group is working to merge this model with FRBR. The JSC used FRAD as the basis for instructions on authority control; the user tasks for authority data are Find, Identify, Clarify, and Understand.
The acronym “FRSAD” stands for Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data. This later conceptual model was also developed by an IFLA Study Group. The FRBR Review Group is also working to merge this model with FRBR. The RDA element for the subject relationship generally reflects the relationship associated with the entity work as defined in FRSAD.
RDA was initially developed concurrently with the work being undertaken by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) to revise the 1961 Paris Principles. Members of the JSC participated in the first of the series of IFLA meetings by the international cataloguing experts and in the ongoing work on the revision of the Paris Principles. The resulting IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles informs the cataloguing principles used throughout RDA. The JSC will monitor the ongoing development of ICP.
Who Developed RDA?
The creation of RDA was the result of collaboration among representatives from United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Australia. RDA: Resource Description and Access was developed by the RDA Steering Committee (formerly the Joint Steering Committee in for the Development of RDA) as part of its strategic plan (2005-2009) to replace the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Revised Edition. The project is overseen by the Committee of Principals representing American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Library of Congress, Library and Archives Canada, British Library, and National Library of Australia.
How Can I Access RDA? / Who Publishes RDA? / What is RDA Toolkit?
RDA is available as an online, web-based product called the RDA Toolkit. Although the preferred way for most users to access RDA is online via the RDA Toolkit, print copies of the RDA instructions are also available for purchase.
The Co-Publishers, consisting of the three national associations (The American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) are responsible for issuing RDA. The three associations serve as joint publishers for RDA, both for the online product and any offline products.
RDA Toolkit is published by the RDA Co-Publishers—American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and Facet Publishing, the publishing arm of CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. ALA Publishing is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of RDA Toolkit.
For information on RDA Toolkit subscription options and pricing please visit the Co-Publishers website http://www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing. The site includes full details for consortia and group subscriptions and special extensions for training and classroom access.
For further details about RDA print products visit the Co-Publisher site. For libraries outside North America pricing and ordering information for print copies is available at Facet Publishing along with other newly published RDA related resources.
What is the Difference Between RDA Toolkit and RDA?
RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources, including RDA: Resource Description and Access.
What Does RDA Toolkit Include?
RDA Toolkit includes:
- RDA instructions in English, French, and German that are searchable and browsable
- AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions through the Advanced Search menu.
- Workflows and other procedural documentation that is created by subscribers and can be shared within an organization or with the entire community of subscribers.
- Mappings of RDA to different schemas, including MARC 21.
- Two views of RDA content—by table of contents and by element set
- Full text of AACR2
- Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements(LC-PPC PS)
- National Library of Australia Policy Statements (NLA PS)
- British Library Policy Statements (BL PS)
- Anwendungsrichtlinien für den deutschsprachigen Raum (D-A-CH AWR)
- Music Library Association Best Practices (MLA BP)
- What you need to evaluate and implement RDA; to make cataloging decisions based on principles; to increase efficiency; to facilitate collaboration; and to help position the community for the future by making bibliographic data accessible on the Web.
How Often Will RDA Toolkit be Updated?
RDA content is under the control of the Joint Steering Committee, and details on the content update process can be found on their website at http://rda-jsc.org/content/rda_faq#2. Changes to the functionality of RDA Toolkit will happen at fairly regular intervals. In recent years there have been updates on RDA Toolkit in February, April, August, and October.
What Does RDA Cost?
For 1 user the annual subscription cost of the RDA Toolkit is $195. The per-person subscription cost decreases when the number of user increase. If the number of users is 20 or more than that then the per-user cost is $166.
For more information about cost and pricing options, see the publishers’ website.
Who is Responsible for the Ongoing Development of RDA?
The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), the current name of the committee, is responsible for the ongoing development of RDA. The JSC now consists of representatives from seven cataloguing communities. These include the American Library Association (ALA), the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC), the British Library (BL), the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC), the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (also including Austria and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland), and the U.S. Library of Congress (LC). The JSC representatives are assisted by the Chair of JSC, the Secretary of JSC, the Examples Editor, and various working groups (see question 2.3). See the list of JSC members.
What is the Process of Suggesting Changes to RDA?
Proposals for changes to RDA emanating from within the author constituencies of RDA should be submitted through their respective member bodies of JSC. See the information about that process.
Proposals for changes to RDA emanating from outside the author countries of RDA should be submitted to the Chair of JSC. Guidelines for submitting a proposal and a sample proposal will be posted on the website soon.
Comments on and questions about RDA can also be posted on RDA-L, an electronic forum for discussion of RDA. For details about RDA-L, see the information about the forum: http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/rda-l.
When was RDA Released?
RDA was initially released in June 2010.
When was RDA Implemented?
RDA was implemented in 2013 by the Library of Congress and other major libraries in the United States and Europe.
What Need to be Done to Implement RDA in Individual Libraries?
Each library will need to decide when they will implement RDA. RDA implementation will typically include training of staff and possibly a review of existing cataloging workflows and policy decisions.
Conversion of existing records will generally not be necessary, as records created using RDA were made to integrate with AACR2 records in existing databases. The global updating of headings will be required in a few cases. For example, there will be changes to the structure of Bible uniform titles, and the abbreviated word “Dept.” will be spelled out in full. The JSC has kept these changes to a minimum.
Changes to MARC21 have been made to accommodate new RDA data elements. Libraries will need to consult with their library system vendor about the vendor’s plans to accommodate RDA changes.
Library systems will need to support the creation and exchange of RDA data. Systems vendors are aware of this impending change, that will require MARC21 changes. These MARC21 changes will need to be incorporated by vendors into the cataloging modules of library systems. This will enable the importing and/or exporting of bibliographic and authority records. Changes will also be required to indexes in library systems to allow for the search and display of new data elements.
Changes to existing records will generally not be necessary as records created using RDA were designed to integrate with AACR2 records in existing databases. However, global updating of headings will be required in a few cases, for example the headings for “Bible” will change in RDA and also headings for corporate names that include the abbreviation “Dept.”
Has OCLC Released a Policy Statement on RDA?
Yes. OCLC’s policy statement is found at http://www.oclc.org/rda/new-policy.en.html.
What is the Structure of RDA?
Remember that RDA has a clear structure:
- Table of Contents
- Specific instructions
o Entities and their attributes
- Group 1 (WEMI) (Chapters 1-7)
- Group 2 (PFC) (Chapters 8-16)
o Relationships (Chapters 17-22, 24-32)
- Appendices for
o Relationship designators (more on this later)
- Glossary with links to the text of the instructions
What are RDA Core Elements?
Main article: RDA 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 core (if applicable and the information is available); some are core only in certain situations. Core elements are identified in two ways within RDA. The first is that all core elements are discussed in general, and listed as a group, in the sub-instructions of “RDA 0.6: Core Elements”. In the separate chapters, the core elements are also identified individually by the label “CORE ELEMENT” at the beginning of the instructions for each element. They are clearly labeled in light blue at each core instruction in RDA Toolkit. If the status of an element as core depends upon the situation, an explanation appears after the “Core element” label.
What are the Alternatives, Options, and Exceptions in RDA?
To be updated
What is LC-PCC PS?
LC-PCC PS stands for Library of Congress Policy Statements. LC has created an extensive body of Library of Congress Policy Statements (LCPS), to facilitate a standard interpretation and application of these alternatives, options, and exceptions. Think of these as the ‘RDA version’ of the LC Rule Interpretations. Be sure to consult and follow the LCPS in all such cases. To access the LCPS, click on the green “LCPS” link in the RDA Toolkit. [Note: LCPS is now LC-PCC PS]
Where are RDA Examples?
RDA examples are here: Cataloging Metadata Examples : RDA AACR2 LCSH LCC DDC MARC-21 BIBFRAME Etc.
Can a Record Cataloged by the RDA Standard be Readily Identified?
Yes, an RDA record will have both a value of “i” coded for Description and a 040 $e rda.
What Differences Will I See in My MARC Records?
You will see some notable differences in MARC records cataloged under the RDA standards. RDA records will not have General Material Designators (GMD’s—245 $h). Instead each RDA record will have a 336 for the content type, a 337 for media type, and a 338 for carrier type. Rather than a single non-repeatable 260 containing the publication, distribution, manufacture and copyright information, this information is given in the repeatable 264. If needed, multiple 264s are used to individually call out the publisher, distribution, manufacture, and copyright information. You may notice more relator terms attached to access points, as well as the spelling out of non-transcribed abbreviations. Although records we create according to the RDA standard will continue to follow current capitalization rules in the 245, you may notice member contributed RDA records that use the alternative capitalization rule.
Does RDA Focus on the Recording of Data, the Presentation of Data, or Both?
RDA establishes a clear line of separation between the recording of data and the presentation of data. The major focus of RDA is providing guidelines and instructions on recording data to reflect attributes of, and relationships between, the entities defined in FRBR and FRAD.
Is ISBD Punctuation Required in RDA?
The ISBD order of areas, data elements and punctuation is not required. Information on presenting RDA data in an ISBD display appears in Appendix D.
Why Aren’t GMDs (General Material Designations) in RDA?
The GMDs were often a mixture of content and carrier. In RDA the information about content and carrier is separated into three elements:
— content type (e.g., cartographic, textual, still image) – an attribute of an expression
— media type (a general indication of the type of carrier, e.g., audio, projected) – an attribute of a manifestation
— carrier type (e.g., audiocassette, slide, volume) – an attribute of a manifestation.
Representatives from the publishing community ONIX and the JSC established the original vocabularies for content, media, and carrier type based on a common framework for resource categorization (RDA/ONIX Framework). Because the content and carriers of resources collected by libraries and other information agencies continue to change, the JSC established a working group to update and maintain that Framework.
There will still be the possibility to give users an “early warning” regarding the content and carrier of the resource. However, that action will be taken in relation to the display of the data rather than the recording of the data. Also, the controlled terms in the RDA instructions for content, media, and carrier types can be replaced in local displays by terms chosen for local users.
Terminology used to indicate extent of the manifestation (called specific material designations in AACR2) includes some terms that are the same as carrier types; it is easy at first to confuse the two elements Carrier type and Extent. Other extent terms are specified in vocabulary lists of instructions for specific carriers; terms in common usage may be used.
Where is the Information for Resource Description and Access (RDA) Cataloging Resources?
100+ Most Important Resource Description and Access (RDA) Tools and Resources for Cataloging and Metadata Librarians and Catalogers. “Resource Description and Access (RDA) Cataloging Resources” is a collection of top free and paid cataloging and bibliographic metadata resources.
What Are the Guidelines for Undifferentiated Personal Names in RDA Cataloging?
To be updated
How to Give Date of Publication Distribution Copyright in RDA & MARC 21?
To be updated
How to Record Name of Publisher in RDA & MARC 21?
To be updated
How to Transcribe Place of Publication in RDA & MARC 21?
To be updated
What is RDA Relationship Designator
Main article: Relationship Designator
A designator that indicates the nature of a relationship between entities represented by authorized access points, descriptions, and/or identifiers.
RDA QUIZ – RESOURCE DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
RDA Quiz – List of questions, answers, and quizzes on Resource Description and Access and related topics such as FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, etc. from Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes. Please visit this collection and locate questions given below under the heading “Unit V” where you will also find their URLs. having answers and further explanations.
- FRBR Terminology Quiz
- What does the acronym FRBR stand for? [(a) Functional Requirements for Better Records (b) Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (c) Functional Records for Big Research Libraries]
- What is FRBR? [(a) A content designation tool (b) A data model (c) A cataloging code or standard (d) All of above (e) None of above]
- How many entity groups does FRBR describe? [(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 6 (d) 4]
- What are the names of FRBR Group 1 entities [(a) Names, Families, and Corporate bodies (b) Entities, Attributes, and Relationships (c) Places, Events, and Concepts (d) Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item]
- Which entity defines a distinct intellectual or artistic creation? [(a) Manifestation (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Item]
- What initials are used to describe the 4 elements of FRBR Group 1 entities? [(a) WEMI (b) FISO (c) FICJ]
- The term Expression, as used in FRBR/RDA, is [(a) The arrangement of text, images, etc., in a resource (b) The intellectual or artistic realization of a work in the form of alpha-numeric, musical or choreographic notation, sound, image, object, movement, etc., or any combination (c) The means used to convey information or artistic content]
- Which entity defines the physical embodiment of an expression of a work? [(a) Item (b) Expression (c) Manifestation (d) Work]
- The term Item, as used in FRBR/RDA, is [(a) A physical medium, in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored (b) A single exemplar or instance of a manifestation (c) An exact copy of the content of a resource made by mechanical or electronic means]
- Which of the following is defined as an “abstract” FRBR entity? [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Dataset (d) Object]
- Which of the following is defined as a “concrete” FRBR entity? [(a) Expression (b) Item (c) Carrier (d) Work]
- Which FRBR entity describes a French translation of: The Lord of the rings? [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Manifestation]
- Which FRBR entity describes a DVD of the movie version of Gone with the Wind? [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Manifestation]
- Which FRBR entity describes Lords of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien? [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Manifestation]
- Fill in the blanks with the appropriate FRBR Group 1 entities [(1) When a(n) ________ is realized, the (2) resulting ________ of the (3) ________ my be physically (4) embodied in a(n) ________, in many instances as a single physical (5) object called a(n) ________.]
- Which of these are the four FRBR User Tasks [(a) Obtain (b) Identify (c) Select (d) Find (e) Justify]
- Which of these are three components in an entity relationship model [(a) Attributes (b) Identifiers (c) Entities (d) Relationships]
- Attributes of FRBR Group One Entities Quiz
- Attributes of relationships associated with the FRBR entities Work, Expression, Manifestation, Item are the conceptual data elements underpinning: [(a) AACR2 (b) RDA (c) ISBD (d) MARC format]
- How is Attribute defined in FRBR model? [(a) A set of characteristics which serve as the means for users to identify a particular entity (b) A set of physical characteristics which help users identify a particular entity (c) Assigned identifiers and contextual information which help users identify a particular entity]
- Which of the following attributes identify the FRBR entity Work? Choose one or more that apply. [(a) Title (b) Intended audience (c) Form of work (d) Date of work (e) Language]
- Which of the following FRBR entities is identified by the attribute characterizing medium of performance for which a musical work was originally intended? [(a) Item (b) Expression (c) Work (d) Manifestation]
- Which of the following FRBR entities is identified by the attribute characterizing coordinates for a cartographic image or object? [(a) Item (b) Expression (c) Work (d) Manifestation]
- The language in which Pride and Prejudice was written is: [(a) An attribute of Manifestation (b) An attribute of Item (c) An attribute of Work (d) An attribute of Expression]
- Which of the following FRBR entities is identified by the attributes characterizing regularity and frequency of issue for a serial? [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Manifestation (d) Expression]
- A performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is an attribute of which of the following FRBR entities: [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Manifestation]
- The designation of volume/issue/date of a serial (e.g., volume 1, number 1 (September 2010) identifies which of the following FRBR entities: [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Manifestation (d) Expression]
- A Statement of Responsibility identifies which of the following FRBR entities: [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Manifestation (d) Expression]
- An edition/issue statement (such as Voyager version 7.2) identifies which of the following FRBR entities? [(a) Manifestation (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Item]
- Publisher/Distributor/Manufacturer are attributes of which of the following FRBR entities: [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Manifestation (d) Expression]
- Is the webcast (physical carrier) of Barbara Tillett’s presentation “FRBR: Things you should know but are afraid to ask” an attribute of the FRBR entity Expression? [(a) Yes (b) No]
- An LC bar code as an identifier is an attribute of which of the following FRBR entities: [(a) Item (b) Work (c) Manifestation (d) Expression]
- An autographed copy from the Library’s Walt Whitman Collection identifies which of the FRBR entities: [(a) Manifestation (b) Work (c) Expression (d) Item]
- Relationships of FRBR Entities Quiz
- In FRBR terms, which of the following FRBR entities represent those responsible for the intellectual or artistic content, the physical production and dissemination, or the custodianship of the entities of the Work, Expression, Manifestation or Item (Group 1 entities)? Choose one or more that apply. [(a) Person (b) Corporate Body (c) Individual (d) Organization (e) Family (f) All of the above]
- Which of the following FRBR groups of entities describes the terms “concept, object, event, place?” [A) Group 1: Products of intellectual and artistic endeavor (B) Group 2: Those responsible for the intellectual and artistic content (C) Group 3: Subjects of works]
- More coming soon…
- RDA Toolkit Quiz
- The RDA Toolkit is an integrated browser-based online product that includes a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources [(a) True (b) False]
- More coming soon …
- Identifying Manifestations and Items Quiz
- Of the following International Cataloguing Principles, which comes first and should always be kept in mind when providing bibliographic descriptions and access points? [(a) Accuracy (b) Representation (c) Convenience of the user (d) Economy (e) Consistency and standardization]
- More coming soon …
- Describing Carriers and Identifying Works Quiz
- Which of these are required fields, replacing the General Material Designator (GMD) used under AACR22? [(a) 336: Content Type (b) 337: Media Type (c) 338: Carrier Type (d) All of the above]
- More coming soon …
- Identifying Expressions and Describing Content Quiz
- Which of these are the ways in which a work can be ‘expressed’?
- More coming soon …
- RDA FRBR Relationships Quiz
- RDA provides instructions for which of the following relationship types?
- More coming soon …
- RDA Authorities: MARC 21 in RDA Quiz
- The new MARC fields are optional for use in RDA authority records
- More coming soon …
- RDA Authorities: Identifying Persons Quiz
- Which cataloging code was used to create the authority record 1XX below?
- More coming soon …
- RDA Authorities: Identifying Corporate Bodies, Identifying Families, Identifying Works and Expressions Quiz
- Which cataloging code was used to create the authority 1XX below?
- More coming soon …
- RDA Test: Copy Cataloging Using RDA Quiz
- Copy Cataloging Using RDA Quiz 1
- More coming soon …
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS (RDA) NEWS
Here we will post news about the latest developments in RDA: Resource Description and Access (in chronologically descending order, i.e., the latest news will appear ahead of the older news.
June 1, 2020 (posted in PCC list)
Library of Congress Policy on Cataloging Incomplete Compilations of Poetry by One Agent
Effective June 1, 2020 the Library of Congress will follow RDA 188.8.131.52 by using the commonly identified titles for incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent.
What Does This Mean?
Beginning June 1, 2020, RDA 184.108.40.206 (Recording the Preferred Title for a Compilation of Works by One Agent) will be applied, in place of the Alternative instruction in RDA 220.127.116.11.3.
RDA 18.104.22.168: If a compilation of works is commonly identified by a title or form of title in manifestations embodying that compilation or in reference sources, apply the instructions at RDA 22.214.171.124 – RDA 126.96.36.199. (RDA 188.8.131.52 – RDA 184.108.40.206 are instructions on choosing the preferred title for a work)
The new policy will be documented in an interim LC-PCC PS and posted to the Interim Policy Updates page on the Library of Congress Resource Description and Access (RDA) page
Previously the Library of Congress has been applying the Alternative instruction in RDA 220.127.116.11.3 (Other Compilations of Two or More Works) to identify incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent by recording the conventional collective title Poems, followed by Selections.
How Will the New Policy Be Applied?
The new policy will be applied to incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent. Library of Congress catalogers will choose the manifestation title as the “commonly identified” title for all incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent.
The new policy applies to resources cataloged on or after June 1, 2020. Previously cataloged resources will not be retroactively changed to conform to the new policy.
It will not be applied to complete compilations of poetry by one agent.
For complete compilations of poetry by one agent the Library of Congress will follow RDA 18.104.22.168.1. Complete Works: Record the conventional collective title Works as the preferred title for a compilation of works that consists of, or purports to be, the complete works of an agent. Treat compilations that are complete at the time of publication as complete works.
Library of Congress catalogers will not add new manifestation titles for incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent to any existing Poems. Selections conventional collective title name authority records.
In a case of conflict, a 240 Uniform Title field will be added to the bibliographic record for the compilation, and the resource will be referred to a cataloger for appropriate authority work.
Conflicts will be determined by applying LC-PCC PS 22.214.171.124, Additions to Access Points Representing Works, Monographs subsection.
For example, the manifestation title for an incomplete compilation of poetry conflicts with the manifestation title for one of the poems published separately. A bibliographic record for the poem that has been published separately is in the LC database, and is taken into account in determining conflict between works.
100 1# $a Black, D. M. $q (David Macleod), $d 1941- $e author.
240 10 $a Arrow maker (Compilation)
245 14 $a The arrow maker / $c D.M. Black.
(The single poem Arrow maker has been published separately and is represented by a bibliographic record in the LC database. Arrow maker is also the manifestation title for an incomplete compilation of the poems of D.M. Black).
Incomplete compilations of poetry by one agent cataloged according to the new policy will be classed as Separate Works, based on the manifestation title.
010 ## $a 2019049134
020 ## $a 9781597098526 $q (trade paperback)
040 ## $a DLC $b eng $e rda $c DLC
050 00 $a PS3552.R4174 $b W67 2020
100 1# $a Brewer, Gaylord, $d 1965- $e author.
245 10 $a Worship the pig : $b poems / $c Gaylord Brewer.
264 #1 $a Pasadena, CA : $b Red Hen Press, $c 
655 #7 $a Poetry. $2 lcgft
010 ## $a 2019043064
020 ## $a 9781556595950 $q (trade paperback)
040 ## $a DLC $b eng $e rda $c DLC
050 00 $a PS3606.R445465 $b P37 2020
100 1# $a Freeman, John, $d 1974- $e author.
245 14 $a The park / $c John Freeman.
264 #1 $a Port Townsend, Washington : $b Copper Canyon Press, $c 
655 #7 $a Poetry. $2 lcgft