Presentation on theme: "What is an RDA record? Gordon Dunsire Presented at the forum What is an RDA “record”, ALA Annual 2014, June 29 2014, Las Vegas, USA."— Presentation transcript:
What is an RDA record? Gordon Dunsire Presented at the forum What is an RDA “record”, ALA Annual 2014, June 29 2014, Las Vegas, USA
Overview Where is the record? RDA entities, relationships, and attributes What is the record? Links, labels, and descriptions When is a record required? Applications and contexts
Corporate Body Person Family FRBR/FRAD EntitiesDistinct Work Expression Manifestation Item Agent One and only one One or more Primary/high-level relationships
Corporate BodyPersonFamily RDA Entity relationships WorkExpressionManifestationItem How many records do you see?
Corporate BodyPersonFamily RDA Entity attributes WorkExpressionManifestationItem identifier for the work right ascension and declination preferred title for the work identifier for the expression projection of cartographic content language of the expression identifier for the manifestation extent of cartographic resource title proper identifier for the item human/machine identifier identifier component Is this a record?
RDA EntityRelationshipsTo linkTo text Work23520035 Expression23519045 Manifestation21050160 Item504010 Agent22517550 RDA and linked data A set of linkable entities rich enough to represent the complexity of and support access to global cultural heritage content. A set of textual relationships rich enough to describe all types of content and carrier. *Totals are approximate rdaregistry.info
Application: FRBRized Linked data W1 E1 M1 I1 P1 P2 C1 F1 W2 W3 “…“ E5 Machine-actionable Human-actionable
Application: unFRBRized Linked data R1 P1 P2 C1 F1 R2 R3 “…“ R5 W1 E1 M1 I1 Is this an “RDA” “record”?
Summary An RDA record is a set of machine-readable identifiers and human-readable text compliant with the RDA instructions and selected for a particular application and context. The set is specified by RDA entity, attribute, and relationship vocabularies. RDA is intended for use in linked data applications. The application determines the set.