"Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the Implications of RDA for Federal Depository Libraries"
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) continues to monitor the discussion of the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA: Resource Description and Access. RDA is based on FRBR, or Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, and was released in 2010. It has undergone testing at the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, the National Agricultural Library, and at RDA National Test Partner Libraries.
In June of 2011 several updates were released, which add further to this discussion. The links to the full text of the documentation are included here:
- Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee (192 pages)
- Executive Summary of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee (8 pages)
- Response of the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine to the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee (3 pages)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.