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Discussion Questions and problems with creating bibliographic records for cartographic resources using RDA

by Mary Larsgaard on Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 09:49 am

Please post to this discussion questions and problems that arise as you create bibliographic records for cartographic resources using RDA.

Discussion Examples of manifestation-level records

by Mary Larsgaard on Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 09:45 am

Please post to this discussion examples of manifestation-level records.

Discussion Examples of work- and expression-level records

by Mary Larsgaard on Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 09:47 am

Please post to this discussion examples of work- and expression-level records.

Discussion Differences between using AACR2R and using RDA to create bibliographic records for cartographic resources

by Mary Larsgaard on Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 09:51 am

Please post here differences between using AACR2R and using RDA to create bibliographic records for cartographic resources.

Discussion Scale, projection, and coordinates

by Mary Larsgaard on Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 09:49 am

MARC 255:

MARC 255:

It looks to me as if this is simplified and more logical than it is in AACR2R rules. In the early 1980s, at one point Robert Karrow noted that the field was a mixture of transcribed and non-transcribed information. For example: "Scale" does not always appear on the resource, yet it's always included in |a and is never bracketed; corner coordinates all too often do not appear on the resource, yet they're never bracketed but rather always enclosed in parentheses - so there's no way for a cataloger to signal when the coordinates are not taken from the corners of the resource but rather have been estimated. Inputting "approximately" will take more than time than inputting "ca." but then the percentage of online-catalog users who know the meaning of "ca." is probably quite small.

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The mission of this community is for catalogers working with using RDA to catalog cartographic resources to discuss how the work is done, contribute example bibliographic records, and comment on pros and cons of using RDA, contrasting using RDA with using AACR2R to catalog maps and other cartographic resources. These bibliographic records may be for manifestations, expressions, or works.

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