SCIS, along with the library world globally, is implementing the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloguing standards – the first major change to take place since the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, second edition (AACR2) were released in 1978. SCIS Standards for Cataloguing and Data Entry 2013 edition The standards that govern SCIS cataloguing have been [...]
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You can now read the latest issue of Connections at the SCIS website. Digital Citizenship Judith Way discusses why she saw the need for a digital citizenship blog which reached out to all sectors of her school community. She felt that many students and parents, even if adept at using digital technology and social media, were often unaware of [...]
As part of the SCIS consultation on 4 December 2012 Renate Beilharz from Box Hill Institute provided an introduction to Resource Description and Access (RDA) and its benefits for education libraries. The Statement of purpose for RDA states: RDA will be a new standard for resource description and access, designed for the digital world. Built [...]
During July and August 2010 SCIS cataloguers took advantage of the free trial period to preview Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new standard which is intended to replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2). SCIS will make initial preparations for the implementation of RDA by activating new MARC fields in our Voyager library management system when [...]
Finally! Not only that, but the co-publishers of the toolkit (the American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and CILIP) are offering a free open access period for you to take a look at the new standard. SCIS will of course be undertaking testing of the toolkit during the open access period, and will also be [...]
For those of you interested in following the progress of the new RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard, the following update was recently posted on the RDA discussion list by Deirdre Kiorgaard, the representative of the Australian Committee on Cataloguing to the Joint Steering Committee for the development of RDA: “The RDA toolkit will be [...]
As you may be aware, initial testing of RDA is to be undertaken by the U.S. National Libraries (The Library of Congress (LC); the National Library of Medicine (NLM); and the National Agricultural Library (NAL)). The testing period was due to begin in July this year after the release of the online version of RDA [...]