Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tim Knight's Article on RDA

From a message sent by our Tim Knight to AUTOCAT on Jan. 7:

Hello all,

My introductory article about the new cataloguing rules, Resource Description and Access: From AACR to RDA, was recently published in the Canadian Law Library Review. It's available on YSpace if you're interested in reading it


Abstract: The new cataloguing guidelines Resource Description and Access
(RDA) have recently been released and are set to replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. An evaluation period led by the Library of Congress is currently underway and it is likely that the implementation of RDA will begin sometime in mid-2011. This paper looks briefly at the origins of RDA, provides a high level overview of RDA and reviews some of the major differences that cataloguers and library users can expect to find between RDA and AACR2.

Best regards,



F. Tim Knight, Head of Technical Services

Osgoode Hall Law School Library

York University


(416) 650-8403 Fax: (416) 736-5298


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