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1 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 RDA With Less Stress Mary Mastraccio Manager, Cataloging and Authorities MARCIVE, Inc.

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3 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 Dancing the Two-Step Step-one: Relax –Major workflow and policy changes are not required at this stage. –Most systems will handle RDA or AACR2 MARC records. Step-two: Divide and conquer –No one has to do it all. Make different entities responsible for different tasks.

4 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 System Vendors and Managers Maintain the system so it will accept records with new fields –New MARC fields –RDA-specific fields 12.htmlhttp://www.loc.gov/marc/RDAinMARC html Define system requirements –Determine what your local system requires –Train staff to recognize, input, and use the new data Design for the future: –Use all new fields –Index names properly, especially with different relator terms –Allow easy extraction or conversion of MARC data to another format

5 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 Supervisors Monitor the RDA evolution –Check LC routinely –Check Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA –Attend training sessions Update your documentation Evaluate training opportunities Oversee the software & data updates Online! “The second time you use paper documentation, it will be obsolete.” --PCC

6 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 Staff Become familiar with RDA terminology, rules, and records –Use LC RDA webinars. –Attend national & local training sessions. –Read ALA publications. –Use the RDA Toolkit helps and global workflows and maps (under Tools tab). Check the blog Be familiar with your local system requirements Practice cataloging –Use cheat sheets for Content/Media/Carrier –Use cheat sheets for core tags

7 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 Automated changes Are there global changes that would improve the usefulness of your library data? –What can be done? –By whom? –One-time retrospective project –Ongoing cataloging Tools –What will your local system enable? –Will a freely available tool (e.g.,MARC Edit) work? –What work should be outsourced?

8 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 MARCIVE RDA conversion options: What Generation of Content/Media/Carrier terms Generation of GMD in 245$h Update authorized access points Spell out descriptive abbreviations Retagging of fields to new convention

9 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 MARCIVE RDA conversion options: When Note: Deletion of GMD is optional. One time –Along with backfile authorities processing –Along with retrospective conversion or record upgrade Ongoing –With current cataloging –With Notification for authorized access points

10 Booth 917 ALA Booth 917 RDA Implementation Dancing the Two-Step Fun with the right partner!


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