Resource Description and Access (RDA) Database Enrichment: The Path to a Hybridized Catalog
Cataloging and Classification Quarterly
descriptive cataloging, Resource Description and Access (RDA), catalog maintenance, bibliographic data, interoperability, case studies, catalog indexing, cataloging administration
Library and Information Science
This article examines the benefits of a Resource Description and Access (RDA) enrichment project for libraries. Enrichment projects “hybridize,” or enrich legacy Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2) bibliographic records with RDA data. Until a replacement for MARC is developed, bibliographic data will continue to be encoded in MARC 21 in many integrated library systems. Library catalogs contain records coded under both AACR2 and RDA standards. RDA enrichment projects benefit the patron experience because the data is cleaner and more consistent for patron use and display, cataloging staff workflows are simplified, and the consistency of the data is advantageous for system development and data exchange with other communities.
Panchyshyn, Roman S. and Park, Amey L. (2014). Resource Description and Access (RDA) Database Enrichment: The Path to a Hybridized Catalog. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 53(2), 214-233. doi: 10.1080/01639374.2014.946574 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/libpubs/258