RDA — The implementation in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland

Behrens, Renate and Schaffner, Verena RDA — The implementation in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland., 2014 . In Faster, Smarter and Richer. Reshaping the library catalogue, Roma (Italy), 27-28 February 2014. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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The presentation gives an overview of the project for the implementation of the international content standard RDA (Resource Description and Access) in the German-speaking countries Austria, Germany and parts of Switzerland. Due to the situation in cultural politics in the participating countries, this process is organized as a cooperative project. Implementing RDA in the German-speaking countries is the first attempt to adopt RDA in a non-Anglo-American context. In May 2012, the Committee for Library Standards, which is responsible for decisions concerning library standardization in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland, decided to implement RDA. Therefore, the RDA working group was established to prepare for the changeover to RDA. One of the first tasks facing the working group set up by the Committee for Library Standards was to draw up an overall changeover schedule for all partners involved in the project. The RDA project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. Almost 20 institutions are represented in the project; therefore about 100 experts (catalogers, format specialists, trainers, etc.) are involved in the different working groups. The structure of this cooperative project with its working groups and the project management in the German National Library will be demonstrated as well as the leading committees of this cooperative process. After nearly half of the term of the project, the presentation will show the first results concerning the Policy Statements for the German-speaking countries, the format adaptions which will be necessary to implement the changes required for RDA (e. g. Content, Media, Carrier Types) and the training method and schedule. A special focus will be given on the adaption of the Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND) – the integrated authority file of the German-speaking community – in order to conform to RDA. This process will be finished soon and the change for the integrated authority file will start the implementation process of RDA in summer 2014. Beyond that the presentation gives an introduction of the basic principles of RDA, the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), and the discussion about the presentation of works, based on the FRBR principles, in the German National Library and the Austrian Library Network will be demonstrated.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: FRBR, Work Clustering, Implementation Project
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Ilaria Fava
Date deposited: 07 Mar 2014 13:22
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:30
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/22689


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