Jul 2010 | 128pp
CILIP members price: £43.95
The release of Resource Description and Access is not the release of a revised standard; it represents a total shift in the understanding of the whole cataloguing process. This shift from the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) to RDA will require a fundamental re-orientation in the way library staff, especially cataloguing staff, approach the function of describing resources and creating access to them. This book will assist professionals with this transition.
The book guides the reader through the key topics and questions providing a concise explanation of RDA, its implementation and its expected benefits for users and cataloguers.
Key sections include:
Readership: This book is an essential introductory guide not only for cataloguers but for all library staff, information professionals, support staff and LIS students
PART A: GENERAL PAPERS
1. Information in organizations: directions for information management - Joyce Kirk
2. The development of the information management research area - Elena Maceviciute and T. D. Wilson
3. Business information culture: a qualitative study of the information culture in the Finnish insurance industry - Gunilla Widén-Wulff
PART B: INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR
4. Determining organizational information needs: the critical success factors approach - Maija-Leena Huotari and T. D. Wilson
5. Critical success factors and information needs in industry: an Estonian study - Aiki Tibar
6. Experiencing information seeking and learning: research on patterns of variation - Louise Limberg
PART C: ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING AND DECISION MAKING
7. Environmental scanning as information seeking and organizational learning - Chun Wei Choo
8. Scanning the business environment: from perceived environmental change to strategic change - Zita Correia and T. D. Wilson
9. Managerial information seeking and use behaviour: a case study of Singapore - Shrianjani M. (Gina) de Alwis and Susan Higgins
10. The balanced scorecard, strategy, information and intellectual capital - Judith Broady-Preston
PART D: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
11. Knowledge management and information management: review of empirical evidence - France Bouthillier and Kathleen Shearer
12. ‘The nonsense of knowledge management’ revisited - T. D. Wilson
PART E: INFORMATION STRATEGY
13. Information systems strategy formation in higher education institutions: lateral trust - David Allen
14. Healthcare information management and technology strategy: the story so far - Hugh Preston
15. National information infrastructure and the realization of the Singapore IT2000 initiative - Cheryl Marie Cordeiro and Suliman Al-Hawamdeh
"This is the best explanation I have yet seen on RDA as a whole. I would strongly recommend buying this book for your library, so that everyone can understand the new changes and standards that will influence how libraries and others will deal with the description and organization of information in the future."
- Collection Building
"The book provides a basic understanding of how our work will transition once we adopt RDA. There is a good general introduction to RDA... There is an especially good introduction to the use of the RDA Toolkit
- including descriptions of Toolkit navigation and explanations of how the Toolkit may be integrated into our work…Introducing RDA could provide an introduction for the uninitiated technical services librarian, for library administrators and for interested public services or systems folks. It’s a good first step toward the understanding needed for application or use."
"Introducing RDA is a valuable resource for all cataloguers and most definitely one no library planning to changeover from AACR2 to RDA should be without. It also is a valuable source for faculties faced with the teaching of the new cataloguing standard."
- The Electronic Library
"...covers the essentials of resource description and...is likely to serve well teachers and students of what may still be called cataloguing (or perhaps 'metadata production')."
- Information Research
"Highly recommended for novice and experienced catalogers as well as library school faculty and students seeking basic information on RDA and its implementation."
- Library Journal
"Cataloging and technical services librarians are keen to learn about Resource Description and Access (RDA) and this handy guide is an excellent introduction to it."