Posts Tagged ‘Authority Control’

FRBR, FRAD, and RDA what they all mean

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

If you’re anything like me when you hear about FRBR, FRAD, and RDA you wonder who spilled their alphabet soup. But these are serious topics in the library world and we need to understand what each term means, how they relate to one another, and what we can expect to see in the future. Karen, our RDA librarian has kindly put together a basic primer for us to understand these issues.


LC Genre/Form Records

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We have received several inquiries about how we will be handling the new LC Genre/form records (lcgft)   and 655 headings in bibliographic records.

Our default policy will be to follow the LC/PCC guidelines.  These can be found on the LC Policy and Standards Division Genre/form web page: (more…)

Updated RDA Links

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Our RDA specialist, Karen, has updated the best list of links and information on RDA on the net and provided that for us here.

To implement or not to implement, that is the question! The National RDA Test has been completed and the evaluation period is underway.  Library communities, and others, wait for the decision to be made by the National Libraries.  Will the decision be ready by this summer’s ALA Annual as hoped, or not?

In the meantime, we offer a new and improved, updated, annotated, RDA links list to provide excellent resources in the quest to understand RDA and the models behind it.  This is not an all encompassing list by any means.  Please feel free to share other links you know of.


LC Policies for RDA and AACR2

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

For those of you who are wondering about LC’s policies for RDA and AACR2

records now that the national test is over, LC has posted the PCC Post

RDA Test Guidelines here: (more…)

Summary of RDA Options

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The following is a clear and concise summary of the main options we have for handling RDA and AACR2 bibliographic records and matching against RDA or AACR2 Authority records.

We want you to receive your records exactly the way you want them, so we have created a number of different options. If you have any questions about any of these options, or would like to discuss setting up a custom process for your records, give one of our project managers a call at (800) 288-1265. (more…)

We’re expanding! RBMS and TGM databases available for searching

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

We are proud to announce the addition of two new genre databases in which to match your records against.

  • RBMS — Rare Books and Manuscript Section
  • TGM — Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

Read more to learn about each of these databases. (more…)