RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new set of cataloging rules, created to replace AACR2, that are due to come out mid-2010. Pricing and access methods are to be announced at ALA MidWinter in January.
For an overview check out OCLC’s RDA presentation slides here-
To listen to the audio presentation that went along with the slides-
Crisis or Opportunity?
Cataloging, Catalogers, RDA, and Change
By Diane Hillman
…Help! The New Cataloging Code is Coming!
A Presentation to the California Library Association Annual Conference Pasadena, CA November 2, 2009
Chamya P. Kincy ALCTS CCS RDA Programming Task Force
Luiz H. Mendes ALCTS CCS RDA Planning & Training Task Force
Also check out J. McRee Elrod’s AutoCat post on June 1, 2009 title Major RDA changes. Please note that you must subscribe to view the archives but you can choose a no e-mail option.
Even More Information:
Best Links for RDA by Chad
More RDA Resources by Chad
The Battle of RDA: Victors of Victims by Rick J. Block
RDA in Canada: Presentation from LAC
Resource Description and Access Happy Fun Time Companion by Codlin And Short
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Now that you’ve read all about RDA you may or may not be in favor of it. For those looking for an alternative, or those curious to check out an alternate point of view, check James Weinheimer’s brain child:
Cooperative Cataloging Rules