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> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of J. McRee Elrod
> If on a CD, the RDA carrier term is "computer disc". If remote, the RDA
> carrier term is "online resource"...
Brief background. In terms of Anglo-American cataloging rules, the split was made in the late 90s. This was made to differentiate files available in carriers someone can hold in their hand from those files that are accessible remotely over a computer network. RDA's carrier types continue the distinction, using "online resource" to cover any remotely-accessible material.
>..., although I think "world wide web"
> would be a more accurate designation.
I disagree, in that the internet, or a network in general, is more than the Web.
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