Book Review: RDA Essentials
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Type of Work3 pages
Citation of Original PublicationDull, M. E. (2017). Book Review: RDA Essentials. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS),1-3.
resource description and access
FRBR user tasks
functional requirements for bibliographic records
With his excellent reference work, RDA Essentials, Thomas Brenndorfer presents a guide to the cataloging code Resource Description and Access (RDA) that is both comprehensive and comprehensible. Brenndorfer provides catalogers with a clear path through RDA, helping them to understand the cataloging code and its underlying principles in plain English. Through his thorough introduction, Brenndorfer clearly and intelligently illustrates for readers the connections between the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records model (FRBR), FRBR user tasks, and the creation of bibliographic description. Readers of this work will thus gain not only a fairly complete bibliographic description of their chosen item, but also a greater appreciation for RDA’s structure and conceptual underpinnings.