LC reference staff briefing Nov. 30, 2010 Judy Kuhagen Policy and Standards Division Library of Congress
RDA records in OPAC now? • From LC testers: bibliographic & authority records • Resources being added to LC’s collections • CIP materials • From CIP partners: bibliographic records • From other libraries: bibliographic records LC testers using for resources LC is acquiring • From NACO participants: authority records
MARC? ISBD? • Encoding and display not part of RDA: • MARC for now and immediate future • ISBD for now -- but a Program for Cooperative Cataloging group is considering abandoning ISBD punctuation
If LC doesn’t implement RDA? • New RDA records will still be added to LC’s database and OPAC: • From CIP partners: bibliographic records • From other libraries: bibliographic records used for resources LC is acquiring • From NACO participants: authority records
Identifying RDA records? MARC 040 $e = rda • 040 $a DLC $b eng $c DLC $e rda • 040 $a UPB $b eng $c UPB $e rda $d DLC • 040 $a DLC $b eng $c DLC $d DLC $e rda • $d ICU $d DLC
Difference: not abbreviating On source: Third revised edition AACR2 = 250 $a 3rd rev. ed. RDA = 250 $a Third revised edition. On source: Arlington, Virginia -- ABC Publishing Company AACR2 = 260 $a Arlington, Va. : $b ABC Pub. Co. RDA = 260 $a Arlington, Virginia : $b ABC Publishing Company
AACR2: p. v. col. ill. port. sd. si. b&w RDA: pages volume(s) color illustration(s) portrait(s) sound silent black and white Fewer abbreviations: MARC 300
No Latin abbreviations Source lacks place of publication & probable place not given: AACR2 = 260 $a [S.l.] RDA = $260 $a [Place of publication not identified] Source lacks publisher: AACR2 = 260 $a _____ : $b [s.n.] RDA = 260 $a ______ : $b [publisher not identified]
Found capitalization? Accepting found capitalization: 245 10 $a Cairo : $b THE CITY VICTORIOUS / $c Max Rodenbeck. 250 ## $a FIRST VINTAGE DEPARTURES EDITION. Changing found capitalization: 245 10 $a Cairo : $b the city victorious / $c Max Rodenbeck. 250 ## $a First Vintage Departures edition.
Replacement of GMD • 3 new elements developed with ONIX community using controlled vocabularies: • Content type (MARC 336) • Media type (MARC 337) • Carrier type (MARC 338)
336-338 examples Book: 336$a text $2 rdacontent 337$a unmediated $2 rdamedia 338$a volume $2 rdacarrier Music CD: 336$a performed music $2 rdacontent 337 $a audio $2 rdamedia 338 $a audio disc $2 rdacarrier
336-338 examples Score: 336 $a notated music $2 rdacontent 337 $a unmediated $2 rdamedia 338 $a volume $2 rdacarrier Map: 336 $a cartographic image $2 rdacontent 337 $a unmediated $2 rdamedia 338 $a sheet $2 rdacarrier
336-338 examples DVD: 336 $a two-dimensional moving image $2 rdacontent 337 $a video $2 rdamedia 338 $a video disc $2 rdacarrier Online PDF: 336 $a text $2 rdacontent 337 $a computer $2 rdamedia 338 $a online resource $2 rdacarrier
336-338 examples Website (with maps, text, and photographs): 336 $a text $2 rdacontent 336 $a cartographic image $2 rdacontent 336 $a still image $2 rdacontent 337 $a computer $2 rdamedia 338 $a online resource $2 rdacarrier Or subfield $a may be repeated in 336 field: 336 $a text $a cartographic image $a still image $2 rdacontent
OPAC full record display [Placement of 336-338 content during the Test; will need to reconsider]
Families -- not just as subjects • Important for archival materials & collections • Specific family in MARC 1XX/7XX fields • General family name still as MARC 6XX 100 3# $a Andersson (Family : $d 1860-1903 : $c Hult, Sweden) 600 3# $a Anderson family (subject authority has reference from “Andersson family”)
Identifying information in name authority records • 046 = special coded dates • 370 = associated place • 371 = address • 372 = field of activity • 373 = affiliation • 374 = occupation • 375 = gender
Identifying information in name authority records • 376 = family information • 377 = associated language • 380 = form of work • 381 = other distinguishing characteristic of work or expression • 382 = medium of performance • 383 = numeric designation (music) • 384 = key
Not “losing” responsible entities AACR2: $a Physics / $c by Susan Brown ... [et al.]. RDA basic instruction: 245 $a Physics / $c by Susan Brown, Melanie Carlson, Stephen Lindell, Kevin Ott, and Janet Wilson. RDA option if TOO many: $a Biology / $c by Mary Green [and sixteen others].
1+ creators: always one in MARC 1XX RDA: 100 $a Brown, Susan. 245 $a Physics / $c by Susan Brown, Melanie Carlson, Stephen Lindell, Kevin Ott, and Janet Wilson. AACR2: no 1XX field if more than three entities.
Relationships important • Relationship of person, family, or corporate body to resource being described • Relationship between resources • Relationship between person, etc., and another person, etc. • Can identify type of relationship via designators -- terms in RDA appendices or in other vocabularies
artist etcher sponsoring body composer translator editor of compilation interviewee photographer cartographer director; producer former owner performer enacting jurisdiction abstract of (work) choreography for (work) concordance to (work) screenplay (work) sequel finding aid (expression) libretto (expression) mirror site reproduced as descendants founder employer Examples: relationship terms
Parts of the Bible • “O.T.” and “N.T.” spelled out when used • Name of testament not used for book or groups of books AACR2 = Bible. N.T. RDA = Bible. New Testament AACR2 = Bible. O.T. Genesis RDA =Bible. Genesis
Change in MARC 240 field • No longer “Selections” alone as the conventional collective title; in RDA either: • Works. Selections (if more than one form) or • [Term for single form]. Selections e.g., Plays. Selections
Non-RDA records in database • If LC implements RDA: • update MARC 1XX, 7XX (& 8XX?) fields • make decisions about changes in other fields (e.g., replace GMD) • cataloging managers will consult with others at LC
RDA forms in authority records • 1XX fields in RDA authority records • 7XX X4 fields in AACR2 authority records • 100 1# $a Harriot, Thomas, $d 1560-1621 • 700 14 $a Harriot, Thomas, $d 1560-1621 • 130 #0 $a Bible. $p O.T. $p Genesis. ... • 730 #4 $a Bible. $p Genesis. ...
If LC doesn’t implement RDA • RDA records will continue to be added to LC’s database • Make decisions about changes to MARC bibliographic 1XX/7XX fields and to other parts of the records • Cataloging managers will consult with others at LC
Impact on reference service and OPAC • Regardless of RDA implementation decision • Just some of the issues involved: • labels used in OPAC displays • placement of new MARC fields • changes in searching strategies • non-collocation of 1XX, 240, 7XX until non-RDA records updated • non-collocation when more than three creators: 1XX in RDA records and no 1XX in non-RDA records • explanations for users
Questions? • Now? • After today: send message to LChelp4rda@loc.gov