Facet Publishing is set to publish a new textbook on RDA in April 2010. The textbook by Shawne D Miksa will:
introduce descriptive and subject cataloguing and classification as it is currently practised, and in particular introduces Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new set of cataloguing rules that replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR). The new rules represent the response of the international cataloguing community to the current global information environment. Their principal goal is to facilitate resource discovery with library catalogues in a more consistent and powerful way than was possible with AACR, and this book is a guide to how to use them to achieve bibliographic control. The key areas covered are:
- library cataloguing in the digital era
- descriptive cataloguing
- subject cataloguing
- encoding catalogue records
- sustaining and supporting the catalogue procedures.
Hopefully, the actual document will be released on schedule.