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Title

AACR2 to RDA: Is Knowledge of Both Needed During the Transition Period?

Publication Title

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/01639374.2014.927046

Keywords

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Resource Description and Access (RDA), catalogers, training, OCLC WorldCat, Program for Cooperative Cataloging

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The cataloging community is at a crossroads. Will catalogers need to continue learning both Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2) and Resource Description and Access (RDA), or will learning RDA alone be enough? Through a selective literature review and examining the RDA Toolkit, it seems that there is currently a collective need to have access to both codes. However, when considering both Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging (LC-PCC) and OCLC initiatives and an example from this author's institution relating to authority control in RDA and bibliographic record hybridization, it may only be necessary to learn RDA in the future. Additional research into practitioner experience could be done in the future to further examine this.


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