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Papers


The new features of authority records in RDA / Mahmoud Khalifa

 

The new features of authority records in RDA

Dr. Mahmoud Khalifa

President of Cybrarians

 

The new cataloging rules have affected the authority records more than the bibliographic records. This paper aiming at exploring the changes of authority records from AACR2 to RDA. It will present the new MARC 21 tags which should be used in authority record under RDA or all types of records (persons, families, corporate bodies, and geographical names)

Using RDA in describing and access of film materials / Osama Salama

 

Using RDA in describing and access of film materials

Osama Salama

Senior Cataloger, American University in Cairo

 

A practical paper on cataloging of film materials in RDA, it describes in details how to catalog DVDs in RDA, and its related fields in MARC 21, and how to catalog streaming media which was good added value. The paper provided many of examples for RDA records.

Authority control according to RDA / Shadia El Hanafy

 

Authority control according to RDA

Shadia El Hanafy

Head of Quality Assurance, American Uuniversity in Cairo

 

This paper aiming at discussing the concept of authority control process and its effects on the international bibliographic control process. It presents practical examples to state the changes and differences between the old practicing and new practicing according to RDA.

 

Strategic Vision for Implementing the “Resources Description and Access (RDA)” Cataloging Rules in the Arab Libraries / Osama Mahmoud

 

Strategic Vision for Implementing the “Resources Description and Access (RDA)” Cataloging Rules in the Arab Libraries

Osama Mahmoud

Authority Cataloger at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

 

This research is concerned with “Resources Description and Access (RDA)” Cataloging Rules that will applied in the biggest international libraries in the near future as a substitute of the “Anglo American” cataloging rules. It also discusses these cataloging rules from the Arabic library perspective, in terms of the intellectual Arabic product and the nature of the Arabic bibliographic resource, it also discusses the readiness of the Arabic cataloger for using those rules, while considering the priorities of the Arabic library, as well as the economic and technical circumstances of the Arabic library and also the educationaland technical circumstances of the Arabic cataloger.

Initially, the rules itself has been studied, along with its strengths and weaknesses; then, the external environment for implementing this rules has been also studied in terms of potential opportunities and threats for using those rules.

Finally, the research presents an overview on the steps and procedures that should be taken into consideration prior to implementing those rules.

 

 

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