Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21, Second Edition

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Robert L. Maxwell

Winner of several prestigious honors, including the 2014 ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, the first edition of this clear and comprehensive handbook has become an essential resource for catalogers, LIS students, and cataloging instructors. Now, in this second edition, Maxwell explains the changes to RDA: Resource Description and Access that debut in 2019 and brings his handbook fully in line with all the new developments. Designed to interpret and explain RDA, this resource illustrates the cataloging standard for every type of information format. From books to electronic materials to music and beyond, Maxwell

  • explains the alignment of the new RDA with the IFLA’s Library Reference Model (LRM), offering value to library and cultural heritage communities;
  • incorporates the changes made to the RDA Toolkit after the completion of the 3R Project that allow for greater personalization and accessibility;
  • addresses the new structural changes to RDA that allow for greater flexibility and reuse;
  • explores the new emphasis on relationships between entities and what it means for RDA users; and
  • provides abundant sample records to illustrate RDA principles.

This up-to-date, guided tour will help users navigate RDA smoothly and find the information they need efficiently.

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1773-2
Published:  2021
Publisher: ALA Editions
Pages: 944
Sku: 9780838917732

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