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Changes from AACR2 to RDA

Here’s a great presentation by Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger at the University of Washington Libraries. Changes from AACR2 to RDA: A Comparison of Examples runs you through a number of bibliographic examples and shows you how something expressed in AACR2 will be rendered in RDA. Lot’s of great examples representing a good selection of things you’ll encounter when cataloguing using RDA.


RDA Changes from AACR2 for Texts – Webcast

This looks like another useful webinar from Barbara Tillett from January of this year. Good introduction/overview using AACR2 as the common thread. I found the video found at the link below wasn’t loading, but the ‘Launch in a new window‘ link works fine (and nice and big too!).

RDA Changes from AACR2 for Texts

As the United States begins to prepare to test the new cataloging code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, this presentation explores the changes from AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.) that the new code brings. The focus of this presentation is a brief overview of the changed instructions for cataloging textual materials. The presentation lasts 41 minutes, and the Q&A session afterward runs 35 minutes.”


RDA and Changes to AACR2 Instructions

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA has issued a document outlining the changes made to AACR2 as a result the RDA development process.

This document lists changes made to AACR2 instructions during the development of RDA as noted at JSC meetings and in JSC correspondence.

This document does not cover RDA elements for which there is no equivalent in AACR2 (e.g., Production statement; Uniform Resource Locator), or AACR2 instructions that have been generalized in RDA to cover a wider range of resources.

The instruction numbering used corresponds to 5JSC/RDA/Full draft (November 2008). Where instructions differ from what is in the draft, a note such as “(Note: Instructions changed at March 2009 meeting)” has been provided.


Cataloguing Streaming Media

This may be of interest to some. The OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee, Streaming Media Best Practices Task Force has released the final version of its Best Practices for Cataloging Streaming Media.

“As libraries have begun to collect streaming media relatively recently, the current cataloging standards provide little formal guidance and few examples, and practice varies among libraries that contribute records to OCLC’s WorldCat database. The purpose of this document is to provide “best practice” guidance for the most common situations encountered in libraries … The guidelines and examples in this document pertain to OCLC-MARC tagging and the content is governed by cataloging rules and manuals, including the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (2002 revision with 2005 update).”

Lot’s of good information and examples in this new area of cataloguing practice.


When to Create a New Record

From Catalogablog:

News from CC:DA.

We are pleased to announce publication of Differences Between, Changes Within: Guidelines on When to Create a New Record (revised edition, 2007). This revised edition is now available as a free, 38-page download (.pdf) and is no longer available as a print publication.Originally intended to be an appendix to the 2002 AACR2 rule revisions, Differences Between, Changes Within evolved into a stand-alone document that supplements current descriptive cataloging rules by providing information about creating new records or updating existing records.

The document helps guide the cataloger in determining whether the item in hand can be cataloged with existing copy or requires a new bibliographic record. General guidelines are followed by specific guidelines for manifestation-level records for single-part monographs, multipart monographs, integrating resources, and serials. The text describes what constitutes a major difference between manifestations, requiring the creation of an original record, as well as detailing major changes within a serial manifestation that would lead to the creation of a new record. In addition, guidance is also provided to identify minor changes that would not require a new bibliographic record, but might necessitate updating an existing record.

The new edition of Differences Between, Changes Within reflects changes through the final set of amendments to AACR2, which were issued in 2005. Some guidelines have been changed and some removed. All rule references have been verified and updated wherever necessary.


The History of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

For any one interested in the history of AACR and how the development of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules impacts on the future of bibliographic control. The following link is to the papers presented at the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR that took place on October 23-25, 1997 in Toronto.

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/jsc/intlconf1.html