Is it necessary to change Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) for Resource, Description and Access (RDA)?

While debate on the implementation of RDA in bibliographic description processes continues, it is important to know why AACR appeared, how functional they have been up to now, and how technological progress has affected their use; that is to say, can AACR adapt to the present? On the other hand, we...

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Autor Principal: Ramírez Méndez, Stevens
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/eciencias/article/view/16925
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12589
Sumario: While debate on the implementation of RDA in bibliographic description processes continues, it is important to know why AACR appeared, how functional they have been up to now, and how technological progress has affected their use; that is to say, can AACR adapt to the present? On the other hand, we must be aware of the changes brought by RDA, which aspects justify migrating from AACR to this new format, and how adequate is RDA structure to current needs. In this review some of the differences between AACR and RDA are covered as well as the main reasons why it is necessary to implement a new cataloging code. By the end of the paper it is stated that AACR has been a very useful  bibliographic description system but RDA represents the change required in order to improve the technical proccessing of information and its recovery rate.