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Preliminary training for RDA: A survey of cataloging department heads
Journal of Library Metadata (2012)
  • Elyssa M. Sanner, Northern Michigan University
Abstract

This study examined the preliminary training that has occurred and will occur in the future, as well as the perceptions of cataloging department heads toward RDA (Resource Description and Access) in American academic libraries. Previous research indicates that the successful adoption of new cataloging rules relies on the strength and elements included in the training offered to and required of individuals in the library cataloging community. This study found that many of the essential components for RDA training have been included in preliminary training. Now that a decision has been made by the Library of Congress, this study identified room for improvement in some areas of RDA training prior to adoption.

Keywords
  • cataloging rules,
  • cataloging rules training,
  • cataloging standards,
  • Resource Description & Access,
  • RDA,
  • RDA adoption,
  • RDA training
Publication Date
September, 2012
Citation Information
Elyssa M. Sanner. "Preliminary training for RDA: A survey of cataloging department heads" Journal of Library Metadata Vol. 12 Iss. 2-3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/esanner/1/