“Introducing RDA”

Interestingly enough, ALA Publishing has published a new book on RDA called “Introducing RDA : A guide to the basics” by Chris Oliver.

Even though RDA is only set to be released June 2010, this new book is summarized as setting out a plan as how to make the transition from AACR2 to RDA.

In addition, this book hopes to:

  • Concisely explain RDA and provide examples
  • Put RDA into context
  • Explain how RDA can help information discovery

Two other new items are the Library Technology Reports from January and February: Understanding the Semantic Web and RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First Century Data Environment.

Of the 3 new items, I would invest in the Library Technology Reports only because there is so much information out on the Internet for free about transitioning from AACR2 to RDA. Also, the National test has yet to begin. This book by Chris Oliver might be a good investment further down the road after the National test.


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