Translating RDA into French

Arsenault, Clément and Paradis, Daniel and Riva, Pat Translating RDA into French. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2014, vol. 52, n. 6-7, pp. 704-722. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cataloging & Classification quarterly on August 21, 2104, available online: This article reports on a joint translation project (France and Canada) of the RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard into French. We describe how the translation committee was functioning, explain the methodology, and present the measures taken to ensure that all contributing parties be satisfied with the end result. The paper discusses problems that arose when dealing with translating specific instructions and examples that needed to be adapted (or changed) to the French context. Other sections report on technical and managerial challenges encountered. We conclude with “lessons learned” that will hopefully help others embarking on such a project.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: RDA; Resource Description and Access; Cataloguing codes; Translation
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Daniel Paradis
Date deposited: 30 Sep 2014 22:13
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:32

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