University Libraries Publications

Title

RDA Testing in Triplicate: Kent State University's Experiences Testing RDA

Publication Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/01639374.2011.616262

Keywords

descriptive cataloging, catalogers, interviews, surveys, Resource Description and Access (RDA), college and university libraries, books

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Kent State University participated in three different Resource Description and Access (RDA) testing opportunities: one formal, one informal and format-specific, and one informal general test. This article presents the experiences of University Libraries and the School of Library and Information Science participants. Based on multiple experiences with RDA testing, we find that RDA records work on various levels: they are compatible with Angflo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition(AACR2) records in public and staff mode; original, copy catalogers, and reference personnel find them sufficient for the work they do; and there is little significant difference between AACR2 and RDA records in the MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) environment.

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