DVD recording now available for Cataloging: New Perspectives. This program originally aired Friday, April 8, 2011 with Karen Coyle and Christopher Cronin presenting.
The cataloging rules "Resource Description and Access" (RDA) have the potential to transform the ways libraries create, use and share their data. Based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), RDA moves away from the "unit card" or document approach to catalog entries, and toward an entity-relationship model. Over the past year some cataloging departments have been testing RDA as a set of rules for creating library data. At the same time, technical developers have been experimenting with RDA as data, and in particular as linkable data for the Semantic Web. The speakers will cover these parallel developments, and talk about some possible future directions.