Understanding the Why: A Case Study in Managing the RDA Implementation
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
RDA implementation, cataloging standards, library management, cataloger training, cataloging policy, hybrid records, project management
Library and Information Science
This article describes in detail the management of a Resource Description and Access (RDA) implementation process by an academic library that was an early adopter of RDA. It identifies the necessary decisions to be made and discusses the rationale behind these decisions during the implementation process. This information can benefit other libraries with managing their local RDA implementations. The authors examine the business case behind implementation from various perspectives such as administrative support, training, documentation, establishment of local procedures and costs. It aims to help cataloging/technical services/metadata managers understand the scope of the process and the impact it will have on their libraries.
Maurer, Margaret Beecher and Panchyshyn, Roman S. (2014). Understanding the Why: A Case Study in Managing the RDA Implementation. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 52(3), 259-284. doi: 10.1080/01639374.2013.859644 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/libpubs/99