January 22, 2022

New Journal Article: “Implementing RDA at the Library of Congress”

The latest issue of the Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science (JLIS.it) is devoted to RDA and is titled, “RDA, Resource Description and Access: The metamorphosis of cataloguing.”

Many of the essays are in English.

Here’s one of them.  We plan to feature others in future posts.


Implementing RDA at the Library of Congress

Susan R. Morris
Library of Congress

Beacher Wiggins
Library of Congress


Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science (JLIS.it)
Vol. 7, No. 2 (2016)


The process of implementation of RDA by Library of Congress, National Agricultural Library, and National Library of Medicine is presented. Each phase of development, test, decision, preparation for implementation of RDA and training about RDA is fully and accurately described and discussed. Benefits from implementation of RDA for the Library of Congress are identified and highlighted: more flexibility in cataloguing decisions, easier international sharing of cataloguing data, clearer linking among related works; closer cooperation with other libraries in the North American community, production of an online learning platform in order to deliver RDA training on a large scale in real time to catalogers.

Direct to Full Text Article (30 pages; PDF)

Direct to Complete Table of Contents For Vol. 7, No. 2 (2016) of JLIS.it.

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