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"New Directions in Information Organization." Filling in the blanks in RDA or remaining blank? The strange case of FRSAD. A. Poulter. Edited by J. Park and L. Howarth. Emerald Group. 2013. pp. x-y. Download PDF (BibTeX)

This paper covers the significant developments in subject access in the FR (Functional Requirements) family of models, which underpin RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new cataloguing code intended to replace AACR2. It covers in detail the development of FRSAD (Functional Requirements of Subject Authority Data), which was published in 2009 and explains the differences between it and the earlier FR models.

Finally, it is suggested in this paper that the linguistic theory underlying the PRECIS Indexing System might provide an alternative model for developing entities in FRSAD.