RDA Essentials

RDA Essentials by Thomas Brenndorfer

RDA Essentials

This concise guide to cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access specifically hones in on the needs of those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. First describing foundational RDA concepts and vocabulary, Brenndorfer then distills RDA instructions, matching them to cataloging practice in easy-to-follow language.

AACR2 in RDA Toolkit

An online version of AACR2 has been included in the RDA Toolkit subscription since its launch in July 2010. As catalogers and other metadata professionals prepare to implement RDA, having access to both RDA and AACR2 through the same subscription should increase efficiency and productivity. 

RDA Toolkit recognizes that AACR2 is an important tool for catalogers during the transition to RDA and for the foreseeable future, and in December 2013 RDA Toolkit enhanced the AACR2 display with links to the following cataloging-related documents: