Access, or I feel Mr Panizzi is watching us

Speaking with a colleague today about making our fiction more accessible. I had thought about subject headings and the like, and we will work on that. But, as my colleague said, what about those who browse? who don’t use the OPAC at all?

So, genres it will be- with genres as subjects too. Making some aspect of our provision conform to user behaviours. And, listening to the experience of non-librarians.

Could RDA just be one part of describing stuff? Describing local holdings well enough for people to find them, via OPACs that allow for as wide a range of searching options as possible?

Could RDA find room for colour of book 😉 Or genre? Or even ‘writeslike’…


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