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1 RDA Test Train the Trainer Module 2: Structure [Content as of Mar. 31, 2010]

2 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 22 RDA structure Not by class of materials: no separate chapters for books, printed music, etc. –Overarching principles applicable to all Basic goals: identify and relate (from FRBR/FRAD user tasks and ICP) Chapters: separate elements for goals –Assemble those elements when need access points (instructions at end of chapters)

3 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 23 Not to be read linearly Using an online tool: –Jumping in via keyword searches –Going directly to elements from Table of Contents (ToC) pane –Following links –Seeing some duplication of content (needed for context)

4 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 24 What is where in RDA? Supplemental training documents: #2 = Context: from today to RDA #3 = Listing of elements by chapter for a general overview of RDA

5 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 25 Terminology FRBR and FRAD attributes are elements in RDA FRBR and FRAD Group 1 entities: –Work –Expression –Manifestation –Item

6 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 26 Group 1 entities Book – Door prop (item) – Publication at bookstore -- any copy (manifestation)

7 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 27 Group 1 entities Book – Who translated? (expression) – Who wrote? (work)

8 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 28 AACR2 to RDA vocabulary heading author, composer, etc. main entry uniform title authorized access point creator preferred title + authorized access point for creator if appropriate (1) preferred title (+ other information to differentiate); (2) conventional collective title

9 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 29 AACR2 to RDA vocabulary see reference see also reference physical description chief source variant access point authorized access point for related entity carrier description preferred sources

10 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 210 AACR2 to RDA vocabulary GMDmedia type + carrier type + content type

11 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 211 Examples of addressing user tasks Variant title if considered to be important for identification or access Length of the film if considered important for identification or selection Other persons associated with the work if considered important for access Catalogers note to justify the … form of the access point

12 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 212 Quiz on terminology

13 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 213 Core elements Based on attributes mandatory for a national level record in FRBR and FRAD Core elements (RDA 0.6): –Some: always if applicable and available –Others: depends upon situation = Core if … Training document #4: listing

14 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 214 Core-ness identified at element If always a core element (if applicable and available), label CORE ELEMENT appears below element name If use as a core element depends upon the situation, the label CORE ELEMENT is followed by an explanation of the situation

15 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 215 Choices in RDA Elements Alternatives and options or instructions agency preparing … instructions Decision on choices for RDA Test: –agency policy for all; agency policy for some, catalogers judgment, etc. –LC will share its decisions

16 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 216 Choices: more elements Elements beyond the RDA Core and RDA Core if list – agency decision to meet user tasks of your users Impact on authority work of number of authorized access points for persons, families, corporate bodies, and related resources

17 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 217 Choices: alternatives Instructions saying to do something different from what the previous instructions said, e.g., –Giving a general note about numerous minor changes in title proper of a serial –Using the label on a direct access electronic resource as source for title proper instead of viewing the resource

18 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 218 Choices: optional omissions Instructions saying to do less than what the previous instructions said, e.g., –Omitting corporate hierarchy in the publishers name –Omitting words in a long title proper

19 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 219 Choices: optional additions Instructions saying to do more than what the previous instructions said, e.g., –Adding birth/death dates even if that information isnt needed to differentiate –Adding serial chronological designation in another calendar

20 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 220 Choices: or instructions Not labeled as alternatives but do offer different approaches – agency policy decision –An example: when giving the extent of a resource consisting entirely of unnumbered pages, give the exact number an estimated number with approximately, or 1 volume (unpaged) Not all instructions with or wording are choices: some apply only to specific situations

21 RDA Test Training: Content as of Mar. 31, Module 221 Choices: agency preparing … Result of internationalization: no longer assuming an Anglo-American context Choices relate to –Language of additions to access points –Language of supplied data –Script and transliteration –Calendar –Numeric system


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