The new cataloging standard @umlib, the RDA (Resource Description and Access)

The Cataloging  and Metadata Division provides access to scholarly materials in the UM Library collection to support research, teaching and learning in the UM community by organizing, describing, and providing effective, accurate tools that assist our clients in locating information resources of value to them.

As of April 1, 2014  the Library has implemented Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new library cataloging standard replacing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). RDA focuses more on the end user and assist users to find, identify, select and obtain the resources the want. RDA cataloging will lead to more user-friendly bibliographic records in the search results that are easier to read and interpret because the data reflects a more exact representation of the resource. Continue reading