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Designing Policy for Copy Cataloging in RDA
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
  • Sevim McCutcheon, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1016/j.lcats.2012.08.001
Keywords
  • RDA,
  • Resource Description and Access,
  • copy cataloging,
  • standards,
  • policies
Abstract

The Library of Congress and other national libraries will adopt Resource Description and Access (RDA) on March 31, 2013, but RDA is already an established cataloging code. Copy catalogers are likely to encounter RDA records in the near future, and need local standards to guide their work.

This article provides technical service personnel who establish policies with the information needed to establish standards for copy cataloging RDA records, particularly monographs. An example of one successful standard, that of Kent State University Libraries, is provided for readers to adopt or adapt.

Citation Information
Sevim McCutcheon. "Designing Policy for Copy Cataloging in RDA" Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Vol. 36 Iss. 3/4 (2012) p. 69 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sevim_mccutcheon/7/