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Focus on Library Metadata: RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment

Karen Coyle is in the putting the finishing touches on the February issue of Library Technology Reports, titled "RDA Vocabularies for a Twenty-First-Century Data Environment". In the following excerpt, she addresses the difficulty that many librarians have in understanding the basic concepts of...

Work on the RDA data model

While munching on a sandwich, I asked Jon Phipps some questions about the Metadata Registry, while Diane Hillmann, Karen Coyle, and Nannette Naught (colored pencils in hand) pored over RDA's Entity Relationship (ER) diagram on 3 x 4 foot sheets. During my first week of the new year, I spent a couple days observing discussions on RDA as a data model. ALA Publishing is working with Metadata...