« Are catalogers geeky enough? | Main | Cataloging and metadata blogs in 2010 »

Friday, October 01, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Louise Spiteri

Christine, I'm glad you've opened up this topic to cataloguing educators. I'd be very interested in hearing what people are doing, both in your blog, and also in response to my post.

Christine Schwartz

Hi Louise,

One of my colleagues is taking cataloging right now and, coincidentally, we were talking about this topic the other day. So, I was happy to find your post.

When I was in library school (circa 1988-89) we never learned any pre-AACR2 rules, just AACR2. So, I picked up an understanding of some of pre-AACR2 practice by just encountering the older bib. records on-the-job. It would have been nice to have an overview of the changes. But I realize it's hard to give that kind of historic perspective in a semester.

Starting off with a firm foundation in AACR2 is probably the best introduction to RDA to start with, since so much of RDA is reconstituted AACR2.

Louise Spiteri

I agree, Christine. In the first-level cataloguing course, I'll incorporate RDA in the advanced course, together with AACR for multimedia. I doubt I will achieve the optimal balance in this first attempt. Our school is working with the Canadian Library Association to host RDA workshops, so this is another opportunity for students to be exposed to RDA.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Scope of blog

  • The focus of this blog is the future of cataloging and metadata in libraries.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    July 2014

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30 31    


    Future of Cataloging: Key Resources (to May 2008)

    Blog powered by Typepad
    Member since 04/2007