Dear cataloguers and indexers,
The new issue of our journal, Catalogue & Index, is online https://www.cilip.org.uk/members/group_content_view.asp?group=201298&id=812633
C&I 195 an issue all about metadata standards, with a particular focus on RDA. RDA stands, of course, for Resource Description and Access, and, as the successor to AACR2, it is intended to provide a means for those involved in bibliographic metadata (and beyond) to describe materials in a standardised, interoperable, and useful way. RDA has divided opinion since its introduction in 2010, but it’s safe to say that it is here to stay, and we thought now would be a good time to look back over the past few years of RDA implementation, and also look forward to what the future will bring for the standard. In an increasingly interlinked metadata world, however, it’s also important to be aware of standards from outside the remit of traditional cataloguing, and we hope that you find the articles on other standards as enlightening as we did.