Setting a New Standard in Resource Description and Access

Author: 
Deirdre Kiorgaard
Publication date: 
Sunday, 1 June, 2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the Deutsche Bibliothekartag, Mannheim, Germany, June 2008.

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a new standard for description and access. It will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) in 2009.

The presentation covers:

  • The change from AACR to RDA, and our goals for RDA
  • The principles and models which guide RDA’s development
  • The structure of the RDA standard, and how RDA relates to some other standards
  • How it will be used in the web environment
  • An overview of the group who is developing RDA and the timeline for RDA’s development.