The cataloging community is at a crossroads. Will catalogers need to continue learning both Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2) and Resource Description and Access (RDA), or will learning RDA alone be enough? Through a selective literature review and examining the RDA Toolkit, it seems that there is currently a collective need to have access to both codes. However, when considering both Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging (LC-PCC) and OCLC initiatives and an example from this author's institution relating to authority control in RDA and bibliographic record hybridization, it may only be necessary to learn RDA in the future. Additional research into practitioner experience could be done in the future to further examine this.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Lisius, Peter (2015). AACR2 to RDA: Is Knowledge of Both Needed During the Transition Period?. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53(1) 40-70. doi: 10.1080/01639374.2014.927046. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/libpubs/256