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2Danskin, A. ; Dunsire, G. ; Edwards, S.: RDA international.
In: Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie. 62(2015) H.6, S.305-317.
Abstract: RDA has always been a continually evolving standard that aims to reflect the requirements of the cataloguing community. Simon Edwards will highlight the steps towards a further internationalisation and exploration of wider cultural heritage description communities. Gordon Dunsire will point out the potential implementations of RDA data in various database structures and describes the possibilities for further work with RDA and linked data scenarios in international communities. The third part of the article reflects the experience of the British Library in applying RDA in the last years. Alan Danskin gives an overview of the transition period from the project organization until training.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3196/186429501562625.
3Danskin, A. ; Gryspeerdt, K.: Changing the Rules? : RDA and cataloguing in Europe..
In: Liber quarterly. 24(2014) no. 2, S.112-123.
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of plans to implement RDA: Resource Description & Access in Europe to replace existing cataloguing rules. It is based on survey information gathered by EURIG and CILIP CIG. It includes background on the development of RDA as a replacement for AACR2.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/article/view/9553/10289.
Objekt: RDA ; AACR2
4Danskin, A.: RDA implementation and application : British Library.
In: o-bib: Das offene Bibliotheksjournal. 1(2014) Nr.1, S.187-191.
Abstract: The British Library implemented the new international cataloguing standard RDA in April 2013. The paper describes the reasons for the change, the project organization, the necessary adaptations to the systems and the training programs. Altogether, 227 staff were trained. Productivity levels by now are comparable with the levels for AACR2. However, there was a tendency to spend too much time on authority control.
Inhalt: Beitrag als ausgearbeitete Form eines Vortrages während des 103. Deutschen Bibliothekartages in Bremen. Vgl.: https://www.o-bib.de/article/view/2014H1S187-191.
Land/Ort: GB ; London
5Danskin, A.: Linked and open data : RDA and bibliographic control.
Abstract: RDA: Resource Description and Access is a new cataloguing standard which will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition, which has been widely used in libraries since 1981. RDA, like AACR2, is a content standard providing guidance and instruction on how to identify and record attributes or properties of resources which are significant for discovery. However, RDA is also an implementation of the FRBR and FRAD models. The RDA element set and vocabularies are being published on the Open Metadata Registry as linked open data. RDA provides a rich vocabulary for the description of resources and for expressing relationships between them. This paper describes what RDA offers and considers the challenges and potential of linked open data in the broader framework of bibliographic control.
Inhalt: Text of presentations held at the international seminar "Global Interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries", Firenze, June 18-19, 2012.
6Danskin, A.: "Tomorrow never knows" : the end of cataloguing?.
Abstract: This paper reviews the perceived threats to the future of cataloguing posed by the increasing volume of publications in all media, coupled with a resource base which is declining in real terms. It argues that cataloguing is more rather than less important in such an environment and considers some of the ways in which cataloguing will have to change in order to survive. ; The purpose of this paper is to review the challenges confronting cataloguing as we have known it and to consider how these challenges might be confronted and whether they may be surmounted. The main focus of this paper is on cataloguing rather than the catalogue, although it is obviously difficult to separate one from the other. First of all, what does "cataloguing" mean? For the purposes of this paper I have adopted a broad definition incorporating the following activities: - description of the resource sufficient for purposes of identification and for differentiation from other similar resources - identification and control of access points - identification and control of relationships with other resources - subject analysis of the resource - assignment of subject indexing terms - assignment of classification numbers The challenges facing cataloguing are all too well known. In no particular order, the major challenges are: - Increasing inputs - New kinds of information resource - Competition from other mediation services. - Perception that cataloguing is high cost and offers poor value for money. - Fiscal constraints - Declining workforce This is a daunting list. We have a choice, we could, to paraphrase John Lennon, "Turn off our minds, relax and float down stream", until we retire, take voluntary redundancy, or retrain as marketing consultants; or, we can choose to confront these challenges and consider what they really mean for cataloguing.
Inhalt: Vortrag anlässlich der 72ND IFLA General Conference and Council, 20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea
Themenfeld: Formalerschließung ; Katalogfragen allgemein
8Danskin, A.: International initiatives in authority control.
In: Library review. 47(1998) no.4, S.200-205.
Abstract: The requirement for and development of the Anglo-American Authority File (AAAF) is described. The mechanics of its production and updating are indicated and its role within British Library cataloguing practice examined. Further developments of the file are discussed and developments through IFLA towards international exchange of authority data are described, indicating both opportunities and difficulties. The EC-funded project AUTHOR is outlined and, finally, the British Library's work with the Library of Congress and American Library Association on extending LCSH to works of fiction is described.
Objekt: AAAF ; LCSH
9Danskin, A.: ¬The Anglo-American authority file : implementation of phase 2.
In: International cataloguing and bibliographic control. 27(1998) no.4, S.72-73.
Abstract: Outlines the benefits sought by the Anglo American Authority File (AAF) project in replacing with a common authority file the Library of Congress US Name Authority File (USNAF) and the British Library Name Authority List (BLNAL). Describes the progress and techniques in the implementation of the project to create the AAF in the British Library (BL) and explains how it is used by cataloguers. Phase 1 was completed in 1996 with the loading of USNAF. Records were in USMARC format but searchable and reusable in conjunction with BLNAL. Phase 2 to eliminate duplicates was completed in 1997 for personal names and corporate names will be dealt with in 1999 when the BL Corporate Bibliographic System is also due to go live. This will prepare the ground for Phase 3, retrospective conversion to integrate BLNAL with USNAF into a single unified file
Anmerkung: Paper presented at the IFLA Council and General conference, Copenhagen 1998
10Danskin, A.: International standards in authority data control : costs and benefits.
In: International cataloguing and bibliographic control. 26(1997) no.2, S.31-34.
Abstract: IFLA has encouraged the creation of national bibliographies and the exchange of bibliographic data. Reviews the benefits from the exchange of authority data and considers to what extent such benefits may be realised. Discusses the economic benefits of cooperation; universal bibliographic control; and authority data. Presents case studies of the Anglo-American Authority File and Project Author, an example of how efficiencies may be achieved by making authority data public
Anmerkung: Revised version of a paper presented at the 62nd IFLA General Conference, Beijing
Objekt: AAAF ; AUTHOR
11Danskin, A.: ¬The Anglo-American Authority File : completion of phase 2.
In: Select newsletter. 1997, no.20, S.13.
Abstract: The Anglo-American Authority File is the initiative undertaken by the British Library and the Library of Congress in 1993 to develop a joint authority file in an attempt to reduce the costs of cataloguing by encouraging the exchange of bibliographic data. Provides a progress report on the 3 phase project, phase 2 of which has been completed
12Danskin, A.: ¬The retrospective conversion of the British Library catalogue of printed books.
In: International cataloguing and bibliographic control. 26(1997) no.4, S.90-91.
Abstract: The conversion of the British Library Catalogue of Printed Books (to 1975), took place between 1987 and 1991. This conversion, unique in size and scope, posed problems which were not easily addressed by conventional conversion techniques. Summarises the decisions taken to resolve these problems, the methodology by which conversion was successfully achieved and considers the importance of these initial conditions in the subsequent development of the catalogue
Anmerkung: Paper given at the workshop on retrospective conversion IFLA, Beijing, 29 Aug 1996
Objekt: BLC to '75
13Danskin, A.: ¬The Anglo-American Authority File : an idea whose time has come?.
In: International cataloguing and bibliographic control. 25(1996) no.3, S.57-59.
Abstract: The Anglo American Authority File is the working title for an agreement between the British Library and the Library of Congress to develop a common authority file based on the existing US Name Authority File, a copy of which will be held at he British Library and maintained by overnight file transfer. Discusses discrepancies between BL and LoC main entry pairs
14Danskin, A.: ¬A declaration of inter-dependence.
In: Select newsletter. 1996, no.18, S.10-11.
Abstract: The British Library and the Library of Congress have reinforced their mutual committment to the efficient exchange of high quality bibliographic data by a number of cooperative programmes of which the Cataloguing Policy Convergence Agreement is one example. Sets out the reasons why cataloguing policy differences still exist
15Danskin, A.: Better, faster, cheaper cataloguing!.
In: Select newsletter. 1995, no.16, S.11.
Abstract: Reports the activities of the Program for Cooperative Cataloguing (PCC) Task Group of Name versus Subject, charged with reviewing policies for the content designation and formulation of entries with characteristics common to both names and subjects. The Task Group consusted of representatives from the National Library of Canada, the British Library, the Library of Congress and the art library community, and its objective is to make cooperative cataloguing better, faster and cheaper by streamlining policy and promoting common standards
16Danskin, A.: ¬A world turned upside down.
In: An leabharlann. 10(1993) no.2, S.35-36,38-40.
Abstract: Presents a rebuttal of C.N. Cinneide's article: 'A foolish consistency ...' In the original. In the original article it was argued that the efforts to achieve authority control in online catalogues are both misguided and counter productive, and that although authority control may be beneficial in a traditional, manually produced catalogue, it is of little or no value in the online environment. Suggested that in future authority control may be dispensed with, thus releasing professional library staff from routine cataloguing tasks and leading to a greater integration of library services. Argues that the author fails to understand that the controlled vocabulary provided by authority headings is a prerequisite for effective information retrieval in online systems and that the cost of autority control will be reduced in future as a consequence of developments in technology and by cooperation between cataloguing agencies