ON THE RESOURCE DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS (RDA) AND SUSTAINABLE CATALOGUING PRACTICE IN LIBRARIES
There is no doubt that the Internet has had tremendous impact on the library and information science profession and all its layers of practice such as the cataloguing and classification of information resources. Web services and internet giants such as Google, Amazon and other online stores and search engines have almost made the work of the librarian near irrelevant in this digital age. But librarians have over the years responded with products and services by leveraging the same information and communication technologies to achieve sustainability of the practice of the profession. In fact, to achieve enduring cataloguing practice, rules and standards of practice were reworked to reflect modern realities and retain the relevance of the library. This paper expatiated on the new cataloguing standards, the RDA and related developments, that are put in place to sustain the major aspect of the library profession, cataloguing.