Posts Tagged ‘MARC21’

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.


Mapping RDA to MARC21

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

A note from our RDA Librarian…

I thought I would pass along this notice from the German National Library to those who might not have seen it on the RDA list serve:

”In June 2009, the project “Internationalisierung der deutschen Standards: Umstieg auf MARC 21” completed the groundwork for the full implementation of the data exchange format MARC 21 in Germany and Austria.

To mark the successful conclusion of this migration project, the German National Library held a symposium “Umstieg auf MARC 21 – MARCing a new landscape in data exchange” on June 2nd, 2009.

We are happy to announce that the slides and the links to the video recordings of the presentations are now available. Please go to: Several of the presentations may be of interest to the RDA community as they address the mapping of RDA to MARC 21, as well as making connections between the data exchange format and the FRBR and FRAD models.”

There’s links to videos of the presentations on YouTube and links to the corresponding slides.  I watched all the presentations and was very impressed.  They are all in English. I found it helpful to bring up two sessions, one to watch the videos, and one to look at the slides, since the slides are not very visible in the videos.