"Library cataloguing is at crossroads today due to introduction of the newly
developed cataloguing code RDA. Conversion of library catalogues from AACR2 to RDA has
become a huge burden for library and information centers. This book brings together almost
all the descriptive cataloguing codes of modern era to testify and evaluate RDA and
Suggest and comparative study of AACR2 and RDA has also been done to compare and contrast
the structure and rules of both the codes to highlight the basic differences between the
Critical reviews ofnthe descriptive cataloguing codes in terms of dynamism have also
been given, making distinct from other books on this topic.
Although major emphasis has been given to the intervening/transition period from AACR2
to RDA, the book vividly discusses the significant features of the important cataloguing
codes in English language since 1595, to highlight how some important features of these
codes have percolated through the cataloguing codes of today's electrocnic era. The book
illuminates, with modern illustrations, the contributions and relevance of Ranganathan's
Normative Principles of Cataloguing in the design and development of cataloguing codes of
our time, mainly RDA."