In the company of my peers: implementation of RDA in Canada

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  • Cross, Emma
  • Andrews, Sue
  • Grover, Trina
  • Oliver, Chris
  • Riva, Pat




This article describes the progress made toward implementing Resource Description and Access (RDA) in libraries across Canada, as of Fall 2013. Differences in the training experiences in the English-speaking cataloging communities and French-speaking cataloging communities are discussed. Preliminary results of a survey of implementation in English-Canadian libraries are included as well as a summary of the support provided for French-Canadian libraries. Data analysis includes an examination of the rate of adoption in Canada by region and by sector. Challenges in RDA training delivery in a Canadian context are identified, as well as opportunities for improvement and expansion of RDA training in the future.

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MacOdrum Library

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MacOdrum Library

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