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1 RDA Test : Law Catalogers Perspective Patricia Sayre-McCoy Head of Law Cataloging and Serials DAngelo Law Library University of Chicago

2 Preparations Review AACR2 special rules for legal materials RDA available June 2010, so review special rules for legal materials Hot links not yet available! Hot links active August 2010

3 Training LC Training webinars Catalogers met weekly to discuss issues LC documentation ml Our own local documentation

4 The test Free access to RDA until the end of October 2010 for everyone Chicagos own test period before the official test Test from October 1 to December 31, 2010 Authority work included as part of test Catalogers created Institutional Records for the test titles Each tester recorded the time it took to create the bibliographic and authority records

5 Testing at Chicago Each library was to catalog 5 titles using AACR2 and RDA Each cataloger was assigned some titles to catalog in AACR2 and different titles to catalog in RDA All test materials were digital versions of print materials and included standard information sources (t.p., verso t.p, sample pages) Extra set of 25 original cataloging based on library receipts after test records were completed Authority work done for all access points

6 TEST BEGINS

7 And the first title to catalog is

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9 In case that wasnt enough

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11 Other titles to catalog:Library of America Mark Twain volume Either a story in an electronic book OR the book itself (not sure which) Website A loose-leaf titlelegal materials finally!

12 My Impressions RDA Toolkitonly access to RDA was online. At least the Hot Links worked. Table of Contents arranged by FRBR entity (is this a work, a manifestation, an expression?) Some rules applied only to certain FRBR entitiestranslations were extremely difficult, as were reprints Key word access to rules but no INDEX!

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14 Using the Toolkit What is this againmanifestation, expression? MARC mapping Its not complete Unfamiliar terminology How do I get back to where I started? Why does the Back button only work sometimes?

15 Workflow

16 RDA Problems I found Record but where? Relator terms either very precise or not there (esp. Publisher) Easy to get lost in the tabs and returning to the previous record was different depending on where I was in RDA I really wanted an index!

17 Problems with the Test I lost my record! (Not really, but you cant save Institutional records!) This surrogate is really taking a long time to load I forgot to write down when I startedI guess it was 6 minutes agoIm doing the authority record now, forgot again to record the timecan I put up a sign so staff dont ask me questions (but thats my job to answer them!)forgot the time again…

18 Authority Records RDA is much more flexible about adding information to the authority record, even if its not needed to break a conflict If possible, add all the information from the piece in hand to save future work for conflicts Much easier to use a qualifier to distinguish an author

19 And now what? Chicago will continue to do RDA cataloging Chicago will continue to do authority work following RDA if an RDA record needs authority work But, if a heading is already established as AACR2, we will use it Well be ready to adapt our cataloging as BIBCO and CONSER develop their standards for RDA records

20 Questions? Patricia Sayre-McCoy OR


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