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RDA Training Part One

RDA Training Phase One

Our lead-up to full-on training using RDA involves four areas:

FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), 

An overview of the major differences between RDA & AACR2,

The changes to the MARC format for RDA, and

How to use the RDA toolkit.

 Focus on FRBR

This first instalment of our RDA training was put together by Sarah Knox and Anna Verritt.

An understanding of the FRBR model is fundamental to moving from AACR2 to RDA. This list of resources gives you a starting point for FRBR.

1. Bram Stokers Dracula in FRBR Terms -

The audio for this is just a music track so you don’t need to use headphones if you don’t want to.

2. What is FRBR: A conceptual model for the Bibliographic Universe / Barbara Tillet.

3. FRBR Overview and Application: Understanding conceptual relationships, Library of Congress (September 2012) available as a powerpoint here

This is excellent, very current and includes a built-in quiz. 

4. FrrrBrrr:  A Scottish Play / Chris Todd.

  • Available as a powerpoint here

5. Understanding FRBR as a conceptual model: FRBR and the Bibliographic Universe / Allyson Carlyle

Suggested Activities

Think about FRBR when you're doing your everyday cataloguing- try to FRBRise things in your mind (It can be fun!) 


When you're ready, test your knowledge of the FRBR model with a FRBR quiz (answers included)

Pride & Prejudice Meets FRBR

The final event on the FRBR calendar is the Pride & Prejudice Meets FRBR presentation, available here.