Here’s the blurb (from the publisher website, 11 April 2009):
Anne Welsh and Sue Batley
AACR, RDA and MARC21
The launch of Resource Description and Access (RDA) expected in early 2009 will transform cataloguing standards that have been virtually unchanged for 30 years. Existing standards, as laid out in the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules, have struggled to keep pace with new publishing formats and new publishing practices. RDA provides a more flexible framework for resource description and is likely to be adopted by the major cataloguing agencies. These developments in standards for bibliographic description follow on from the introduction of the MARC21 formats, adopted in the UK in 2004, but poorly covered in existing cataloguing textbooks.
As yet there is little help for cataloguers in the transition to RDA, and a new textbook is urgently needed to assist them in mapping the new standard onto the existing rules for description. This textbook, which builds on John Bowman’s highly regarded Essential Cataloguing, will fill that gap. It features coverage of FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) and FRAD (Functional Requirements of Authority Data), on which the new rules are built, and will also explore how RDA elements can be incorporated into MARC21.
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