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Update on LC Preparations for RDA CEAL Committee on Technical Processing Meeting : Session 4 March 14, 2012 Tom Yee LC Policy & Standards Division.

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1 Update on LC Preparations for RDA CEAL Committee on Technical Processing Meeting : Session 4 March 14, 2012 Tom Yee LC Policy & Standards Division

2 RDA Implementation Implementation decision for RDA made in June 2011 Implementation no sooner than January 2013, contingent on continued progress on recommendations from the US RDA Test To address issues such as training, documentation, RDA development, LC decides to return most of its RDA testers to RDA cataloging in November of 2011

3 RDA Refresher Training October 2011 Overview of RDA attributes and relationships LCs policies on core elements, options, alternatives, and related changes to the LCPSs RDA Toolkit training on enhanced features Refresher on FRBR principles Guided Practice session Practice record review sessions

4 November 2011 Approximately 30 catalogers and cataloging technicians doing bibliographic/authority records Books, serials, maps, music scores, and some manuscripts Some staff only doing RDA authority records Moving image and recorded sound catalogers to return to RDA soon Approximately 3,700 records in Nov. and Dec.

5 Review and Feedback Initially a full review of bibliographic and authority records Interaction via and RDA Office Hours (offered 4 days a Based on experiences of catalogers and reviewers, Special Topic sessions identified for closer examination

6 Special Topic Sessions Art Catalogs Compilations vs. collaborations Conference proceedings Revised editions (expressions) MARC 21 fields in Name Authority Records Relationship designators

7 New RDA Prep Web Page! Resource Description and Access (RDA) : Information and Resources in Preparation for RDA

8 News and announcements Documentation –Core elements, Library of Congress Policy Statements Training modules, exercises, supplementary documents Community links U.S. RDA Test archive page (2010)

9 Library of Congress Policy Statements LCPSs are policies for use with RDA –Originally developed for LC catalogers during US RDA Test Major updates : Nov. 2011, Jan. 2012, April 2012 –Corrections and clarifications –Deletions : rely on cataloger judgment –Changes based on feedback from RDA testers from around the world, training developers, book authors –Coordination with other national libraries –PCC coordination (begun)

10 LCPS availability Freely available as part of RDA Toolkit (without a subscription) Linked directly from RDA Toolkit (with subscription) Catalogers Desktop List of current LCPSs and summaries of changes to LCPSs available on LC RDA website

11 Program for Cooperative Cataloging PCC Post-RDA Test Guidelines –Addresses headings in bibliographic records and coding of authority records to support simultaneous AACR2 and RDA activity during this interim period PCC RDA Task Groups –Task Group on RDA Decisions Needed –Task Group on AACR2 & RDA Acceptable Heading Categories –Task Group on Hybrid Bibliographic Records –Several other groups working (CSR, BSR, LCPSs, Provider Neutral, Training, etc.) PCC Day 1 Scenario planning

12 Ongoing RDA Development Minor typographical errors, bugs - fixes are incorporated monthly in RDA Toolkit Ongoing constituency review of major changes and discussion papers - Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (met in Nov in Scotland) Fast Track proposal process Re-wording of selected chapters by copy editor Collaboration with ISBD Review Group and ISSN Network 3 translations ongoing (French, Spanish, German)

13 April 2012 Toolkit Release 135 changed instructions 8 glossary changes Changes based on proposals (78) and Fast Track actions (65)

14 Progress on Recommendations from US RDA Test Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative –Background statement and general plan (released November 2011) –Funding proposal and formation of advisory group in progress RDA Toolkit enhancements –Co-publishers actively developing functionality enhancements; Latest release Feb. 14, 2012 (next release April 10)

15 Progress on Recommendations from US RDA Test Joint Steering Committee activities –Progress reports available Re-wording of selected RDA chapters –Chris Oliver, McGill University selected as copy editor –Five chapters to be re-worded (9, 10, 11, 6, 17) by June 2012 –Review by JSC and US RDA Test participants in progress

16 LCs Long-Range RDA Training Plan Based on the promising progress towards carrying out the recommendations from the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee –Need sufficient time to train large staff –Training plan being set in motion– will be adjusted as necessary Goal: Target RDA implementation Day One: March 31, 2013 LCs partner national libraries also targeting early to mid 2013

17 As always, questions welcome


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