Or, Life after AACR2. “A new standard for resource description & access, designed for the digital world”—Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC)-- http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/jsc/rda.html.
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“A new standard for resource description & access, designed for the digital world”—Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC)-- http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/jsc/rda.html
The JSC plans for the new guidelines to be adaptable for use with any database structure, not just MARC21, using XML or its offshoots, Dublin Core, or a future format not yet even invented.
Hyperlinks will take users from place to place within the chapters.
126.96.36.199.2 For other types of musical expressions, construct the preferred access point following the instructions given under
Final draft is due in early 2009, but LC may not implement until late in the year. LC training organizations are planning to offer training to RDA users.
RDA will provide mappings for use with
The new rules are NOT intended to be used with any SPECIFIC record structure, such as MARC21. They will flexible enough for bibliographic description in libraries, archives, museums, databases, etc.
Guidelines to govern resource description
5.3.1. When recording data identifying a work or expression, include as a minimum the elements listed below that are applicable to that work or expression.
Preferred title for the work
Identifier for the work
Identifier for the expression
188.8.131.52.1. If one person, family, or corporate body is responsible for creating the work, construct the preferred access point representing the work by combining (in this order):
a) the preferred access point for that person, family, or
corporate body, formulated according to the guidelines and
instructions given under 9.1.1, 10.1.1, or 11.1.1, as
b) the preferred title for the work, formulated according to the
instructions given under 6.2.
184.108.40.206.1. If the preferred name or names for an individual are pseudonyms, and he or she does not use his or her real name as a creator or contributor, record the individual’s real name, if known, as a variant name.
29.3.1. When recording relationships between persons, families, and corporate bodies, include as a minimum the elements listed below that are applicable to the related person, family, or corporate body.
(Originally published anonymously but known to be by Jonathan Swift)
Appendix A. Capitalization
Appendix B. Abbreviations
Appendix C. Initial articles
Appendix D. Record syntaxes for descriptive data
Appendix E. Record syntaxes for access point control data
Appendix F. Additional instructions on names of persons
Appendix G. Titles of nobility, terms of rank, etc.
Appendix H. Conversion of dates to the Gregorian calendar
Appendix J. Relationship designators: Relationships between a resource and persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with the resource
Appendix K. Relationship designators: Relationships between works, expressions, manifestations, and items
Appendix L. Relationship designators: Relationships between persons, families, and corporate bodies
Appendix M. Relationship designators: Relationships between concepts, objects, events, and places*
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