Heading back into the mists of time, I am setting out on a journey of discovery. Yes I am retrospectively filling in my revalidation journal.
The next event I think qualifies was the RDA (Resource Description and Access) workshop on the 25th March 2009. [I am doing non-conference events first, before entering conference sessions].
This I am putting in BOK 5: Organisation, retrieval, preservation, and conservation of information, and under “Currency of professional knowledge”
The session was:
RDA (Resource Description and Access) workshop ; Resource Description and Access (RDA) the new cataloguing standard and successor to AACR, is due for release in late 2009, signalling a new direction for cataloguing rules and catalogue records.
My thoughts dimly recalled and taken from very poorly written notes:
Learnt about FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and (briefly) FRAD Functional Requirements for Authority Data), the conceptual models that underpin RDA. Good clear presentation. Felt that the philosophy matched mine, and that the direction was the right one in the digital age. However also felt that end results stopped short of the radical change needed and desirous. Felt MARC was one thing letting the side down in fully implementing the philosophies espoused.