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RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard which replaced AACR2r (Anglo American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition, revised) on March 31, 2013. Follett School Solutions began cataloging using RDA cataloging standards on that date. This means when your school/district is ready to start receiving RDA records, we’ll be ready to provide them to you (for materials cataloged on or after March 31, 2013). However, until you tell us that you’re ready, we’ll continue to send you AACR2r records.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with RDA, it provides more comprehensive guidelines on cataloging audiovisual and digital resources than AACR2r. RDA focuses on helping end users find, identify, select and obtain the information they want. To that end RDA calls for more exact transcription of information from each item cataloged, including listing more names in the statement of responsibility as well as fuller forms of publisher names and places in the imprint statement. RDA also replaces most abbreviations and the Latin terms that were used in AACR2r with more standard verbiage. The GMD (general material designation) was replaced by three new MARC21 tags. All of this, and more, has led to the creation of longer, more user-friendly, bibliographic records.
If you’re looking for more information on RDA, the primary resource is the RDA Toolkit itself, which can be acquired by subscription at http://www.rdatoolkit.org/. The toolkit contains the guidelines for the new standard and a lot of additional information, including the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS) – the RDA version of Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs).
Electronic Data Services
Follett’s electronic data supports all commercially produced circulation and online catalog systems. All Follett’s Webpath Express subscribers receive catalog records that include web links – automatically and at no extra charge.
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Other Cataloging Services
With Follett’s Accelerated Reader 526 tag in the catalog record, it is easy to search for Accelerated Reader books if your library’s electronic circulation system supports the tag. This tag includes the reading program name, reading level, point value, quiz number, and holding code (if your library is a member of a union catalog).