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Friday, December 19, 2008

Latest about RDA

Latest about RDA

RDA, which stands for Resource Description and Access, is the new international descriptive cataloguing standard that will replace AACR2 in 2009.

The full draft of RDA is currently available for review and comment on the JSC website. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/jsc/rdafulldraft.html
RDA is expected to be released in 2009, with implementation occurring during 2010.

The Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) has established a section about RDA on their website, which provides a range of information about RDA implementation in Australia, such as FAQs, information about scheduled training courses, and links to relevant articles. http://www.nla.gov.au/lis/stndrds/grps/acoc/rda.html

An Australian email discussion list on RDA, hosted by the National Library of Australia, provides Australian libraries with a mechanism for asking questions about the RDA draft as well as implementation issues. Information about subscribing to the list is also available on the ACOC website.

Catherine Argus, NLA

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