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1Cross, E. ; Andrews, S. ; Grover, T. ; Oliver, C. ; Riva, P.: In the company of my peers : implementation of RDA in Canada.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 52(2014) no.6/7, S.747-774.
Abstract: This article describes the progress made toward implementing Resource Description and Access (RDA) in libraries across Canada, as of Fall 2013. Differences in the training experiences in the English-speaking cataloging communities and French-speaking cataloging communities are discussed. Preliminary results of a survey of implementation in English-Canadian libraries are included as well as a summary of the support provided for French-Canadian libraries. Data analysis includes an examination of the rate of adoption in Canada by region and by sector. Challenges in RDA training delivery in a Canadian context are identified, as well as opportunities for improvement and expansion of RDA training in the future.
Anmerkung: Contribution in a special issue "RDA around the world"
2Riva, P. ; Oliver, C.: Evaluation of RDA as an implementation of FRBR and FRAD.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 50(2012) no.5/7, S.564-586.
Abstract: RDA, Resource Description and Access, is based on the foundation of the original entity-relationship statements of the conceptual models FRBR and FRAD. RDA not only uses the vocabulary of entities, attributes and relationships, as well as the user tasks, described in the models, these concepts also form an integral feature of its structure at both the macro level (the organisation of the sections and chapters of RDA reflects the models) and at a more detailed level within chapters. This paper reviews the degree of alignment of RDA with FRBR and FRAD, covering the areas of user tasks, entities, attributes, and relationships, and discusses the divergences of greater or lesser significance which exist. The FRBR user tasks are almost identical to the corresponding RDA tasks, but in RDA the wording and naming of tasks corresponding to the FRAD user tasks is reoriented towards the point of view of the end user. RDA adopts the bibliographic entities, but does not treat the FRAD entities name, identifier, or controlled access point as entities in their own right, even though the essence of the FRAD model of authority control is integrated into RDA. RDA's data elements can generally be traced back to attributes defined in either FRBR or FRAD, although at times at a greater level of granularity. The FRBR primary relationships are all included in RDA, but a direct link between work and manifestation is also defined in RDA with the work manifested relationship. RDA takes steps towards the harmonisation of the separate models, some obvious, such as adding the entity family to group 2 and using the FRAD definition of the entities person and corporate body, others less so, for instance in harmonising the different treatment of relationships among group 1 entities in the organisation of the relationship designators in appendix J. The ways in which RDA implements both FRBR and FRAD into a single content standard, as well as the ways in which RDA diverges from the models, may provide valuable insights for the consolidation of the FRBR family of conceptual models.
Inhalt: Contribution to a special issue "The FRBR family of conceptual models: toward a linked future"
Objekt: FRBR ; FRAD ; RDA
3Oliver, C.: Introducing RDA : a guide to the basics.
Chicago : ALA, 2010. vii, 117 S.
(ALA Editions special reports)
Abstract: Practical advice for catalogers and library administrators on how to make the transition from the Anglo-American cataloging rules (AACR) to Resource description and access (RDA). Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloguing standard that will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR). The 2010 release of RDA is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a shift in the understanding of the cataloguing process. Author Chris Oliver, Cataloguing and Authorities Coordinator at the McGill University Library and chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloging, offers practical advice on how to make the transition. This indispensable Special Report helps catalogers by: concisely explaining RDA and its expected benefits for users and cataloguers, presented through topics and questions; placing RDA in context by examining its connection with its predecessor, AACR2, as well as looking at RDA's relationship to internationally accepted principles, standards and models; and detailing how RDA positions us to take advantage of newly emerging database structures, how RDA data enables improved resource discovery, and how we can get metadata out of library silos and make it more accessible. No cataloger or library administrator will want to be without this straightforward guide to the changes ahead.
Inhalt: What is RDA? -- RDA and the international context -- FRBR and FRAD in RDA -- Continuity with AACR2 -- Where do we see changes? -- Implementing RDA -- Advantages, present and future.
Anmerkung: Erscheint auch bei Facet Publ. (978-1-85604-732-6) Rez. in: ZfBB 58(2011) H.1, S.55 (F. Förster)
LCSH: Resource Description and Access ; Anglo / American cataloguing rules ; Descriptive cataloging / Standards
RSWK: Resource Description and Access / Einführung
DDC: 025.3/2 / dc22
4Oliver, C.T.: One-eyed king: automated indexing.
In: Canadian library journal. 46(1989), S.312-316.
Abstract: In a work entitled 'Adagia' published in 1508, Erasmus collected ancient Greek and Roman proverbs. He included this proverb: "Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king". In a field where there is little interest in the theoretical research of related fields, and in understanding the theoretical assumptions on which practical activity is based, a one-eyed man, such as autumatic or mechanical indexing, easily appears respectable and becomes widely practiced despite its obvious deficiencies
Themenfeld: Automatisches Indexieren