(17 June 2013) Resource Description and Access (RDA) is an international cataloging system adaptable to various media and resources common in the digital age, and capable of enabling global resource sharing, improving data navigation and searches, and meeting users’ diverse needs.
The U.S. Library of Congress began implementing RDA throughout its facilities on 31 March 2013.bIt is likely that it will become the international standard in the future. Because of this, on 21-23 May, 2013 Taiwan’s National Central Library held an RDA Workshop in the Library’s international conference hall.
Courses were presented by the honorary executive director of the Chinese American Librarians Association Sally Tseng and colleagues from US university libraries. In all, 141 people attended the workshop, including library staff from the Macao Central Library, professors in library and information science departments, college librarians, personnel from public libraries, system development companies, and publishers.
The courses held in the workshop discussed RDA regulations regarding books, serials, non-book materials, and authority records. Read the complete announcement here.