National Library of Malaysia Plans to Utilize RDA By Next Year
National Library of Malaysia] director-general, Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar said with the influx of digital resources or linking metadata from multiple formats like hardcover, print books and audio books, there was a need for the library to change its current standard of cataloguing the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) to a more user friendly standard of RDA.
“As a leading agency in Malaysia, the National Library feels the urgency to respond to these changes and making efforts to introduce the Malaysian libraries to RDA,” he told reporters after officiating a three-day seminar on “RDA: The Future Standards of Bibliographic Control” here Tuesday.
Among the speakers was Dr Barbara B. Tillet, the chief of United States Library of Congress’s Policy and Standards Division.
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