Why do we need RDA?

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Why do we
need RDA?
Why now?
ALLUNY Annual Meeting
September 29,2012
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“It isn’t enough for RDA to
merely describe the “there”
– it needs to provide a bridge
from here to there.”
RDA list: RDA-L http://www.rda-jsc.org/rdadiscuss.html
Environment has changed
 computerized and networked world
 interactive world
 network and analog worlds co-exist
 born digital resources
AACR2 no longer is effective
 out of date
 revisions upon revisions
 fixing does not work
Changing perspectives expands
our service to users
 improve library community’s goals
 supports resource discovery
 emphasize data relationships
 user tasks important
 independent functioning data
Data locked inside library
catalogs
 breaks down data
 data mining potential
 visible and operational
 evolving
Isolated library community
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no bias
international
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Summary
Why do we need a new
standard to follow?
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Environment has changed
AACR2 no longer is effective
Changing perspectives expands our
service to users
Data locked inside library catalogs
Isolated library community
Thank you
Donna Movsovich
[email protected]
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