Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard for descriptive cataloging

Instead of keep cataloging limited for 1960’s rules made for 3″ X 5″ cataloging cards, think about adopt Resource Description and Access (RDA).

With RDA:

  • There are no more abbreviations and no confusing expressions. From now on, all information will be clear and objective to the users;
  • Before, when a book had more than 3 authors, only the first one was indicated. With RDA all authors, editors, translators, and other responsibilities are cataloged, retrieved and displayed in OPAC;
  • More metadata, like Table of Contents can be added. User can search for terms in TOC and view it in OPAC, without the need to access the book.
  • and much more.

More information:

Oliver, Chris. (2010). Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics. Chicago: American Library Association. http://www.npc.edu/sites/files/shared/library/Introducing%20RDA.pdf

RDA adoption by PUCRS University (Aleph500 and Primo). Presentation made at the 2016 IGeLU Conference, in Trondheim – Norway (sept. 2016): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwzC7CXGFqZvSk51UzlMcE1JSVk/view

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