Inadvertent RDA: New Catalogers' Errors in AACR2

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This article discusses Resource Description and Access (RDA) and new catalogers' errors in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2).

Creator(s): Harden, Jean, 1948-
Creation Date: August 17, 2012
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UNT Libraries
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Harden, Jean, 1948-

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: [New York, New York]
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  • Creation: August 17, 2012
Description:

This article discusses Resource Description and Access (RDA) and new catalogers' errors in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2).

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Department: Libraries
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This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Library Metadata, 2012, DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2012.700597. Journal of Library Metadata is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19386389.2012.700597

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Abstract: In Fall, 2010, in the Music Library at the University of North Texas, a subgroup of the full-time music catalogers were both participating in the U.S. National RDA Test and overseeing the cataloging of a large gift of scores. Student workers (graduate students in music or librarianship) who had never cataloged before produced the records, using AACR2. The librarians actively working on RDA checked their work. This project provided a treasure trove of errors that suggest new catalogers will often produce RDA-compliant cataloging without ever reading an RDA rule by merely doing what makes sense to them intuitively.

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Keyword(s): AACR2 | Ben A. Brown collection | cataloging | constant data | RDA | students | training
Source: Journal of Library Metadata, 2012, New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 264-278
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1080/19386389.2012.700597
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc93302
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Access: Public
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Publication Title: Journal of Library Metadata
Volume: 12
Issue: 2-3
Page Start: 264
Page End: 278
Peer Reviewed: Yes