Distinguishing content from carrier: the RDA/ONIX framework for resource categorization

Dunsire, G. (2007) Distinguishing content from carrier: the RDA/ONIX framework for resource categorization. D-Lib Magazine, 13 (1/2). ISSN 1082-9873

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Abstract

RDA: Resource Description and Access is in development as a new standard for resource description and access designed for the digital world. It is being built on the foundation established for the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR). Although it is being developed for use primarily in libraries, it aims to attain an effective level of alignment with the metadata standards used in related communities such as archives, museums and publishers, and to provide a better fit with emerging database technologies.