As an introduction I'd recommend Barbara Tillett's What Is FRBR? (Library of Congress Distribution Service, 2004; available at http://www.loc.gov/cds/downloads/FRBR.pdf).
More advanced, but still not as intimidating as the source document:
Maxwell, Robert. FRBR, a Guide for the Perplexed. American Library Association, 2008.
Taylor, Arlene G. Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools. Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
But you probably know about those. Dr. Tillett's What is FRBR? sounds like it would best suit the needs of your students.
Richard A. Stewart
Indian Trails Public Library District
355 South Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090-4499
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Since we're sort of on the topic - can anyone point me to a kind of beginner's blurb about FRBR? The IFLA stuff seems like it might be too overwhelming (although this IS grad school so I may end up using it anyway). But I have a pretty limited amount of time to cover it and then want to have them do an assignment on it asap so I didn't think that a 144 page technical report would necessarily be the best.
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Going from AACR1 to AACR2 was overwhelming enough, but it was not like this is
going to be. It was more incremental. We got "Chapter 6" first, which was the
new description according to ISBD with the new punctuation, etc. When AACR2
came out, the description was pretty much the same as the "Chapter 6" that had
been re-done for AACR1. So teaching AACR2 then became a matter of dealing with
the changes to formulating headings for names (personal, corporate, geographic)
and uniform titles (especially for serials). I wonder if there is any way to
do RDA "incrementally"?
On Fri, 9 Jan 2009, Frances, Melodie wrote:
> I have been wondering the exact same thing - my insitution wants me to
> incorporate frbr into my class which is easy enough to do, but an entirely
> new code (especially one that isn't even done yet) seems overwhelming - what
> we have to cover is already more than one can do in a semester - adding this
> seems insane - does anyone have experience with going from aacr1 to aacr2? I
> also feel that SOMETHING needs to be said - maybe a one night lecture
> comparing the two?
> Thanks for asking this question - I have been floundering with it.
> Melodie Frances
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> I've been thinking about what my incoming cataloging class needs to be
> told about RDA and how to incorporate RDA concepts into the class. Last
> year, I provided some small amounts of information about the history and
> background for RDA but didn't try to have them explicitly explore
> cataloging issues under RDA (vs. cataloging under AACR2R). I'm trying
> to figure out if I should go further, given the current state of RDA.
> I'd very much appreciate finding out what others are doing.
> Thanks in advance,
> Lorraine Normore
> Assistant Professor
> School of Information Sciences
> University of Tennessee