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RDA implementation scenarios

May 12th, 2009

The RDA (Resource Description and Access) Joint Steering Committee (JSC) produced, in 2007, a document showing graphic representations of three possible database implementation scenarios.

RDA Implementation Scenarios

Scenario 3 is the flat-file structure of today’s ILS (integrated library system, Millennium is the GateNet ILS). Scenario 2 adds links between bibliographic and authority records. Scenario 3 is a relational database structure representing the full FRBR implementation of RDA, including records for the work, expression, manifestation and item (WEMIs) which are all linked.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)/RDA Task Group has developed a series of cataloger scenarios to give a better idea of work flow after the implementation of RDA in Scenario 1.

Cataloger Scenarios

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