RDA will be implemented by thousands of libraries in the United States and around the world. RDA streamlines the process of making library collections accessible through improved authority data, either on-site or virtually. Catalogers need to understand the FRAD model in order to create RDA authority records.
The first book of its kind, Demystifying FRAD: Functional Requirements for Authority Data provides clear, applicable information to help catalogers get up to speed by explaining the Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD): A Conceptual Model. It illustrates the Conceptual Model for Authority Data with specific examples. It provides many specific examples that explain the FRAD entities, the attributes of those entities, and the relationships between those entities. This book also includes some brief RDA authority records exemplifying the major FRAD relationships.