- 20th Feb 2014
- 254mm x 181mm x 46mm
Maxwell's Handbook for RDA: Explaining and illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access using MARC21
Robert L. Maxwell is senior librarian and chair of the Special Collections and Formats Catalog Department at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. His most recent book, FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed, was published in 2008. He has chaired the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee of ACRL and has served on the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) of ALCTS. He is the author of the Highsmith Award-winning Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work as well as Maxwell's Guide to AACR2.
"An alternative title: All you wanted to know about RDA and MARC21, but were too afraid to ask...The weighty tome is comprehensive; it's also a very, very good reference guide. It covers all aspects of RDA and how RDA fits in with MARC21, making it an ideal book for any cataloguer...It really is an incredibly detailed work, perfect for answering any potential cataloguing query. This is an essential book to help elaborate on the RDA Toolkit, and should prove a worthy addition to any cataloguer's shelf."
CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Newsletter
"The handbook...will assist experienced cataloguers as well as LIS students in the application of the most commonly used RDA rules for description of entities and resources and the definition of access points in order to help to implement the new cataloguing system. It provides useful information at a foundation level."
IFLA Education and Training Section Newsletter