RDA NL Supplementary Rules

Since October 2016, the Swiss National Library (NL) is using RDA (Resource, Description & Access) and the corresponding D-A-CH AWR (Application Guidelines for German-speaking Regions) for cataloguing.

In order to take account of some specific Swiss characteristics, e.g. multilingualism, the NL has defined additional rules in its "RDA NL Supplementary Rules".

The standardized access points for persons, corporate bodies and congresses are linked to the GND (Integrated Authority File).

The standardized access points in Helveticat, the NL’s catalogue, are only being updated to correspond to RDA standards if they are actually used again. Otherwise the records remain unchanged and correspond to previous cataloguing rules (AACR2, VSB).

Last modification 20.02.2017

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