[Koha] MARC for RDA

Weinheimer Jim j.weinheimer at aur.edu
Tue Feb 22 22:28:47 NZDT 2011

For an overview of the changes from AACR2 to RDA, see the SLC's Cheat Sheet at: http://www.slc.bc.ca/cheats/aacr22rda.htm If RDA is adopted, the ISBD 245$h will be discontinued, and they are replacing them with the 336-338 fields. Of course, this is controversial, and many want to continue following ISBD rules, which after all, are long-established and international in scope.

Looking at the 336-338 fields in the Cheat Sheet shows that they are not very "human-friendly" since they use strange terminology, e.g. "mediated" "unmediated", and many believe (including me) that while generating the ISBD format 245$h is OK, more important is generating different icons, since this will be more meaningful to people. And just as simple to do!

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From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of MJ Ray
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [Koha] MARC for RDA

Kohn, Karen wrote:
> I am reading some advice on how to prepare the catalog for RDA records,
> and it suggests that I map the MARC fields 338 and 336 to display as
> 245, subfield h.  I have modified MARC frameworks in the past but don't
> know how I would make one field display as another in the OPAC.  Is
> there a way to do this?

You could make one field look like part of another in the OPAC if you're
using XSLT views by editing the XSL files in the templates

I suspect you can do it with isbd views but I have not checked.

What advice are you reading that suggests that?

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
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