Methods of Automation Cataloging According to MARC21 and RDA Rules
Dr. Khamis Abdel Maksoud Awad
Consultant of National Library of Kuwait
RDA stands for Resource Description and Access. It is the new cataloging standard, replacing AACR2. RDA is based on the FRBR (functional requirements for bibliographic records) and FRAD (functional requirements for authority data) concept models. FRBR and FRAD are models which are internationally recognized as viable and valuable ways to conceptually structure and retrieve information.