Sunday, June 26, 2016

Resource Description

Resource Description

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION

Resource Description is a set of data recording and identifying an entity. It is the process or the product of creating a bibliographic or metadata record (a surrogate) or a brief representation containing essential attributes describing an information resource, based on established standards, such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) or Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). Resource Description is that portion of the descriptive cataloging process in which elements that identify a resource are transcribed into a bibliographic record; also, the portion of the bibliographic record (i.e. descriptive data) that results from this process.




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REFERENCES
  1. RDA Toolkit. http://access.rdatoolkit.org/ [subscription required] (accessed June 2016). 
  2. Joudrey, Daniel N.; Taylor, Arlene G.; Miller, David P. RDA basics. In Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, 11th Ed.; Library and Information Science Text Series; Libraries Unlimited: Santa Barbara, California, 2015.
  3. Chan, Lois Mai; Salaba, Athena. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, 4th Ed.; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: Lanham, 2016.

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ARTICLE AUTHOR 
  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Author Blogger 

ARTICLE HISTORY
  • Last Updated: 2018-05-25
  • Written: 2016-05-26

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