Tim Knight, Head of Technical Services in the Osgoode Library, spoke on May 8 at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL), currently being held here in Toronto at the Royal York. The topic of Tim's presentation was "RDA: Coming to a Library Near You". Tim's partner in the program was Darren Furey, Technical Services Librarian at the Gerrard V. La Forest Law Library at the University of New Brunswick.
RDA (Resources Description and Access) is a new way to support resource discovery focusing on user tasks in the digital age. RDA, the new cataloguing guidelines have been developed, tested and are set to be implemented in March 2013. As we shift away from AACR2 preparation for training is underway and cataloguing records created using the new rules will start to appear in your library catalogues. F. Tim Knight and Darren J. Furey guide you through the changes you can expect to see including an overview of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) the conceptual model that underlies the structure of RDA.
The PowerPoint slides and speaking notes of the presentation are now available.