From the Cloud to the Ground: Cataloguing, Linked Data and RDA Search Strategies

Pretty, Heather J. and Sahadath, Catelynne (2013) From the Cloud to the Ground: Cataloguing, Linked Data and RDA Search Strategies. In: Access Conference 2013, September 23-26, 2013, St. John's, NL. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the decision to move from AACR (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules) to RDA (Resource Description and Access), the international cataloguing community has recognized that the cataloguing formats and standards of the past have constrained how we as cataloguers – and thus our patrons – have come to think about how we access library materials. RDA, based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), is a fundamental change in how we think about the metadata connecting the increasingly wide variety of material we catalogue. After briefly reflecting on where we’ve come from, Heather Pretty will summarize the library world’s path to Linked Data thus far, and some of the ideas for our next steps. In the second portion of the session, Catelynne Sahadath will address some of the practical changes to the library catalogue. She will introduce practical examples of search strategies that public services librarians can employ to optimize results in RDA and AACR2/RDA hybrid environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6019
Item ID: 6019
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries > Access Conference 2013
Date: 25 September 2013
Date Type: Completion

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