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Tuesday, October 1 • 9:30am - 10:30am
W2: RDA and audiovisual archives

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RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a cataloging standard that was first published in 2010. RDA was designed on the one hand to be compatible with the legacy of preceding cataloging rules (AACR2 - Anglo American Cataloging Rules), and on the other hand to better respond to new challenges, mainly coming from the digital world. Since its publication, RDA has been adopted by an increasing number of cultural organisations, mainly libraries. What about audiovisual archives? Is RDA used at all? Can RDA be considered a suitable standard for audiovisual archives? Are any changes required for RDA to become more suitable? If so, which ones? By first presenting and explaining RDA’s structure, its evolution, and the conceptual models that inform it, this tutorial will try to answer these questions. Particular attention will be paid to RDA’s current capacity to respond to the needs of audiovisual archives.

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Nadia Lai

Head of cataloguing and training, Swiss National Sound Archives
I have a degree in English Literature and Science of Religions (University of Fribourg - Switzerland) and a post-graduate certificate in Information and Documentation Science (School of Business Administration of Geneva and University of Geneva). I have mainly worked in libraries... Read More →

Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am BST
Theatre 2