(E–pub READ) Introducing Rda A Guide to the Basics
Ot an RDA reference book so one should not expect any detailed information This is a foundation on which to build your future studies of RDAFor is a foundation on which to build your future studies of RDAFor course SLIS 5210 Organization and Control of Information Resources I Includes everything you need The what why ow and whenIn depth yet easy to follow However repeats itself way too much We re starting the process of slowly very slowly transitioning to RDA at my library I took a break from dissecting the rule book itself to read though Oliver s book it s a uick read It is of an introduction to the philosophy of and justification for RDA than an introduction to implementation It s perhaps much suited to a library student looking to understand FRBR and FRAD for that reason It did give me a better sense for some of the little things though such as the reason for the new 336 338 fields I must say David Starr Space Ranger however that Oliver s not so subtleints that MARC must die to truly realize the possibilities of RDA make me
sad I know MARC is an encoding format from a different time and for a I know MARC is an encoding format from a different time and for a information environment but I find its uirky antiuatedness somehow comforting Important book on Resource Description and Access the new cataloging standard which will replace AACR2 Should be fascinating to anyone concerned with epistemology and data architecture Due summer of 2010 LIS 655 This book 72 pages of 117Chapters 1 5 Other book 257 pages of 580Chapters 1 3 7 8 12 14 16 Reuired readings 86 pages Class content 498 pages Course Total 913 pages. W RDA positions us to take advantage of newly emerging database structures Crusader conspiracy Banner books how RDA data enable improved resource discovery andow we can get metadata out of library silos and make it accessib.
Reading these books for work Two books Down Two To Go So Far Everything two to go So far everything been over explanation and very few examples I suppose really what I need is access to the RDA Toolkit to see the differences between AACR2 and RDA rather than these booksI would ave rated this particular book Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue higher if itad included visual examples Chris Oliver The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary has nicely done what the title suggests sheas presented in this book a perfectly stellar introduction to the world of RDA the new cataloging standard Ms Oliver is the Coordinator of Cataloging at McGill University and was ired as Copy Editor in order to ameliorate the prose in the first five chapters of Resource Description Access RDA The construct of the book is a simple one starting with a definition Of RDA Moving On To A Chronological RDA moving on to a chronological of the development of FRBR RDA within the international community its foundation upon the principles of the entity relationship model known as FRBR its common bonds with and deviations from AACR2 and finally the advantages of utilizing RDA The strength of this book lies in its clarity and succinctness particularly in its section on FRBR although it does not surpass the comprehensibility of Robert Maxwell s FRBR A Guide for
the Perplexed Its greatest achievement though is that the final chapter presents some of the persuasive rationales for switching to RDAPerplexed Its greatest achievement though is that the final chapter presents some of the persuasive rationales for switching to RDA AACR2 it can be used by those in charge of technical services and cataloging departments to sway directors leery of adapting chang. This indispensable Special Report elps catalogers and other metadata users by Concisely explaining RDA and its expected benefits for users and catalogers presented through topics and uestions.
Summary Introducing Rda A Guide to the BasicsEs which reuire possible financially burdensome training of staff The only major flaws in the book are some redundancies in training of staff The only major flaws in the book are some redundancies in prose In addition I found the sections on the RDA Toolkit as a bit unclear before I
actually ad accesshad access the toolkit myself Otherwise I eartily recommend this book to those about to learn RDA in depth themselves or to those who will be training staff This is a solid clear explanation of what RDA is why it matters and Seashells how it differs from previous content standards My main concern about it is that it was written before the implementation of RDA and some of the information is necessarily uncertain about what will be decided As the book is primarily a broad look at RDA this is a minor issue Oliver does a very good job of making complex concepts understandable Constant repetition of theoretical statements then a mere mention that there are core elements that must be included in an RDA record but no mention of what those elements should be Reads like a justification with not nearly enough practical information for the space used Good albeit slightly outdated at this point introduction to RDA I was expecting practical lessons but maybe shouldntave given the title Fine for what it is just not what I was looking for This book could be thought of as an executive summary of RDA and FRBR for librarians who An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet have no idea what those acronyms mean If you ve already been introduced to these concepts you might find little toold your interest Ruhestand fr Einsteiger here This is Placing RDA in context by examining its connection with its predecessor AACR2 as well as looking at RDA's relationship to internationally accepted principles standards and models Detailingo. .