Vol. 4 No. 1 (2013): Global Interoperability and Linked Data in Libraries: Special issue
Publishing Value Vocabularies and Standard as Linked Data

Linked and open data: RDA and bibliographic control

Published 2013-01-01


  • Library linked data,
  • RDA

How to Cite

Danskin, Alan. 2013. “Linked and Open Data: RDA and Bibliographic Control”. JLIS.It 4 (1):147. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-5463.


RDA: Resource Description and Access, is a new cataloguing standard which will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition, which has been widely used in libraries since 1981. RDA, like AACR2, is a content standard providing guidance and instruction on how to identify and record attributes or properties of resources which are significant for discovery. RDA is also an implementation of the FRBR and FRAD models. The RDA element set and vocabularies are being published on the Open Metadata Registry as linked open data. RDA provides a rich vocabulary for the description of resources and for expressing relationships between them. This paper describes what RDA offers and considers the challenges and potential of linked open data in the broader framework of bibliographic control.


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