January 23, 2022

Results of an IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA Now Available

From the International Federation of Library Associations:

Is the rare-materials-cataloguing-community willing to adopt RDA? Do they miss the detailed guidance that ISBD and DCRM used to provide? And, if they are going to adopt RDA, how are they planning to do it? In order to get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section recently developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing.

Now we are glad to publish the results, both a simple report and an analysis of the feedback we have received from institutions all around the world.

In addition, we have produced a comparative study by world regions, to get a clear overview of the geographical distribution of responses

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.