ALA Publishing has signed an agreement with ASTED (Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation) in which the Montreal-based publisher is responsible for the translation of the French-language version of the new set of cataloguing standards for print and digital media in libraries and beyond, RDA: Resource Description and Access. ASTED is also licensed to publish and globally distribute the print version of the French translation of RDA.
The French translation will eventually be available online through the subscription site RDA Toolkit.
RDA is a flexible standard for recording bibliographic metadata and has the potential to serve as a basis for the international exchange of bibliographic metadata across global networks. RDA’s content has been developed in a collaborative process led by the international Joint Steering Committee (JSC). The project is overseen by the Committee of Principals representing the American Library Association (ALA), Canadian Library Association (CLA), Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP, UK), Library of Congress (US), Library and Archives Canada, British Library, and National Library of Australia. RDA Toolkit is co-published by the ALA, CLA, and CILIP—through its imprint Facet Publishing.
ASTED (Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation)
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