Presentation on theme: "Getting to know you: An Informal Introduction to RDA Indiana Library Federation District 5/7 Conference May 9, 2012 Indiana Library Federation District."— Presentation transcript:
Getting to know you: An Informal Introduction to RDA Indiana Library Federation District 5/7 Conference May 9, 2012 Indiana Library Federation District 5/7 Conference May 9, 2012 Jackie Byrd Head, Area Studies Cataloging Section Wells Library, IUB Lori Dekydtspotter Rare Books & Special Collections Cataloger Lilly Library, IUB Carl Horne Slavic & Central Eurasian Cataloger & NACO/SACO Liaison Wells Library, IUB Andrea Morrison Monographic Cataloger Wells Library, IUB
Program Outline Introduction RDA Concepts RDA and AACR2 Bibliographic Record Examples Record Examples Impact on User Access RDA: What’s Next? Not to be mistaken for cataloger training!! !
Questions? Please save any questions you may have until all speakers have completed their presentations.
FRBR Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records: FRBR FindFind = discovery, bibliographic retrieval IdentifyIdentify = differentiate from similar titles, editions, etc. SelectSelect = formulate a decision on suitability of resource ObtainObtain = actual retrieval, from library’s collection, from a remote electronic source, etc.
WEMI W ORK E XPRESSION E XPRESSION M ANIFESTATION M ANIFESTATION I TEM I TEM
ITEM 1 st edition – IUB’s Lilly Library copy, signed by author vs. 1 st edition – IU Wells Library copy
MANIFESTATION 1 st edition vs. 3 rd edition Item
EXPRESSION Work in original language vs. French-language translation Manifestation Item
WORK: an abstraction Mousetrap : a play / Agatha Christie vs. Mousetrap : a short story / Agatha Christie Expression Manifestation Item
WEMI A Work is realized through an Expression is embodied in a Manifestation is exemplified by an Item
Andrea Morrison RDA AND AACR2: A COMPARISON OF RECORDS
A Selection of Differences Between AACR2R and RDA General terminology General terminology Sources of information & the use of brackets Transcription Abbreviations Access points for manifestations and items
Displaying Variant Titles, Errors and Unknown Information Title: Bone augmenation [i.e. augmentation] in oral implantology OR Title: Bone augmenation [sic] in oral implantology Variant title: Bone augmentation in oral implantology OR Title: Bone augmen[t]ation in oral implantology _______________________________ Published: [S.l. : s.n., 200-?]. Title: Bone augmenation in oral implantology Variant title information provided as a note: Title should read: Bone augmentation in oral implantology _______________________________ Published: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [date of publication not identified]. AACR2 Record RDA Record
Recording Names in the Bibliographic Description Title: Second growth : community economic development in rural Indiana / Sean Markey … [et al.]. ____________________________ Title: Characters from Dickens : dramatized adaptation / by Barry Campbell ; edited by Art Peterson … [et al.]. Title: Second growth : community economic development in rural Indiana / Sean Markey, John T. Pierce, Kelly Vodden, Glen Saunders and Mark Roseland. OR Title: Second growth : community economic development in rural Indiana / Sean Markey [and four others]. _______________________________ Title: Characters from Dickens / dramatized adaptation by Barry Campbell ; edited by Art Peterson, Dr. Colin Barham, Barry Campbell, and Leon Golman. AACR2 Record: RDA Record RDA Record:
Publishing Information Published: London [Ont.] : Environmetrics Press, 1990- ____________________________ Many places of publication on source: London – Stockholm – Copenhagen – New York. Published: London ; New York : Hedstrom Pub. Co., 2008. Published: London : Environmetrics Press, 1990- Note: Published in London, Ontario. _______________________________ Published: London : Hedstrom Publishing Company, 2008. OR Published: London ; Stockholm ; Copenhagen ; New York : Hedstrom Publishing Company, 2008. AACR2 Record RDA Record
Maybe Some Not-So-Good Things Lack of standardization, e.g. edition statements as presented on item: 1 st ed.I ed. 1 st edition.I edition. Ed. 1.First ed. Edition 1.First edition. How would this affect keyword searching?
Lack of Standardization In general the lack of standardization can cause some concern. RDA allows for much more “cataloger judgment,” and it allows local decisions to impact the national record. Because we are all using each other’s records and trying to do so in an efficient manner, this will likely result in a lack of any real standardization within our local catalogs.
Maybe Some Not-So-Good Things Loss of GMD (General Material Designator): Currently users can easily tell via the GMD after the title proper whether a title listed in search results is a videorecording, a sound recording, an online resource, etc.
336-338 Fields Instead of the GMD, RDA uses three new fields: 336: Content (fundamental form) 337: Media (intermediation device) 338: Carrier (storage medium and housing) RDA: 336 337 338
Example: A print map 336: cartographic image 337: unmediated 338: sheet Note that print items are treated the same as any other medium. In AACR2, this map would have a GMD: [cartographic material]
The 336-338 fields are intended to facilitate communication between computers, but many feel that patrons are losing valuable information. Unfortunately, many ILSs do not allow us to “translate” the 336-338 fields into a string better intended for human beings, e.g. “print map” in the previous example. Hopefully this situation will improve in the future. Thus far, we have elected not to display these fields in our OPAC.
We have some special OPAC searches that rely on the GMD, e.g. DVD/Video search, Sound Recording Search, E-Book Search. We are unsure about how to handle these in an RDA environment.
Current forecast: Lack of examples & a chance of potential headaches … RDA is still the new kid on the block How RDA would work is not demonstrable in a practical way RDA tests only dealt with existing format (i.e., MARC)
RDA is a work in progress Revisions Word-smithing Working on uncompleted sections Reviewing the scope of RDA Work is also underway on how to harmonize RDA with other standards, such as ISBD and ISSN Use RDA website for information on the transition and training 2012 ALA Midwinter Musings on RDA
Next Steps for IU? The Role of the Indiana Online Cataloging Congress (IOCC) RDA Task Group (created Sept. 2010) http://iurda.pbworks.com IU RDA Wiki: http://iurda.pbworks.com
Resources RDA Toolkit (subscription) http://rdatoolkit.org Library of Congress RDA Test http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/rda/ LC’s Information & Resources to prepare for RDA (http://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/) RDA Carrier (MARC 338) http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacarrier.html RDA Media (MARC 337) http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdamedia.html RDA Content (MARC 336) http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacontent.html Open Metadata Registry (RDA Vocabularies) http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm
Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA. Presentations on RDA. http://www.rda-jsc.org/rdapresentations.html Joint Steering Committee Report from the RDA Training Task Force http://www.libraries.psu.edu/tas/jca/ccda/docs/RDATraining1201.pdf Library of Congress decisions on application of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/rarebooks.pdf Library of Congress Documentation for the RDA (Resource Description and Access) Test: Training Materials for LC Core RDA Elements http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatraining2.html Resource Description & Access (RDA) test materials. https://staff.lib.ncsu.edu/confluence/display/MNC/RDA+Test#RDATest- NCSURDATestWorkforms Resources continued …