Tag Archives: Cataloguing

RDA/AACR2 Changes | Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc.


In March 2012, the Library of Congress announced it will have fully implemented RDA cataloging by March 31, 2013. Several other national libraries including the British Library, Library and Archives Canada, National Library of Australia, and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek also planned to implement RDA in 2013.

This term, we are doing a basic course in RDA at Seneca College so that we will be prepared when we graduate in May.  Here are a couple of cheat sheets about RDA provided by Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc..

Editing MARC Records (RDA)

Monograph Cataloguing (RDA)

RDA/AACR2 Changes | Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc..

Other resources:

Information and Resources in Preparation for RDA | LOC

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Getting Ready for RDA (Resource Description and Access) without Panicking | www.rdatoolkit.org


Getting Ready for RDA without Panicking | www.rdatoolkit.org.

RDA in 10 Easy Steps – YouTube


RDA in 10 Easy Steps

via RDA in 10 Easy Steps – YouTube.

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the successor to the cataloging rules, AACR2. RDA completely revamps the structure of the cataloging instructions by closely following the entity-relationship model used to construct databases. However, as complex as these changes are, they can be reduced to ten easy steps. Join in on a walkthrough of the new structure. A demonstration of how a simple book can be cataloged with RDA helps catalogers understand the new structure and makes it easier to navigate RDA and find related instructions for other resources.

Presented on November 7, 2012 by Thomas Brenndorfer

Organization Code Sources


Organization Code Sources

MARC Code List for Organizations.
Washington, D.C.: Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress.
ISIL- und Sigelverzeichnis online.
Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada.
Ottawa, ON: Interlibrary Loan Division, Library and Archives Canada.
UK National Agency for MARC Organisation Codes.
Boston Spa, Wetherby: Bibliographic Standards, The British Library.