Vol. 7 No. 2 (2016): RDA, Resource Description and Access: The metamorphosis of cataloguing

RDA: the Emperor’s New Code

Published 2016-05-15


  • Catalogazione,
  • RDA,
  • ISBD

How to Cite

Gorman, Michael. 2016. “RDA: The Emperor’s New Code”. JLIS.It 7 (2):99-107. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-11565.


Argues that the RDA was an unnecessary waste of time and money. The few improvements it makes in catalogue records could have been accomplished far more cheaply, promptly, and easily by modifying AACR2. Argues that RDA's abandonment of the ISBD is a retrograde and damaging step.


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