DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences, DC-2011, The Hague

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Resource Description and Access (RDA) as a Content Standard for the Dublin Core
Myung-Ja K. Han, Melanie Wacker, Judith Dartt

Last modified: 2011-10-06


Resource Description and Access (RDA) was developed as a content standard for use with all types of metadata standards.  Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois evaluated this new standard with the Dublin Core elements set during the U.S. National Libraries RDATest held from October to December 2010.  This paper looks at the issues which emerged during the test and what each of the three institutions did to address them.  The paper also includes a description of the test set-ups employed , the tools used, and the problems encountered, such as the difficulty of describing the relationships between entities in Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) with Dublin Core elements.

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