See RDA Test Records

This was recently posted on LC’s RDA’s test site. Both RDA bibliographic and authority records can be viewed (and even downloaded) from http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatestrecords.html.

Here’s LC’s summary:

The links below provide access to files of records created by formal and informal participants in the US National Library RDA Test.

While any institution is welcome to download and analyze the records, we ask that you send a short email indicating you have done so to lchelp4rda@loc.gov to help the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee gauge the level of interest in the test records.

Caveats:

  • The records are posted as supplied by the test agency and reflect that agency’s interpretation and application of RDA—no attempt has been made to confirm that the records actually conform to RDA or that the MARC structure is valid (where appropriate). The best source for information about RDA instructions is RDA itself, be cautious about forming conclusions about RDA provisions based solely on test records.
  • Because the files of records come from different sources, they may not all exhibit the same characteristics. For example, some MARC 21 records may use UTF-8 character encodings while others may be in MARC-8. Records often contain locally-defined elements not appropriate outside of the source system.
  • Some records may be represented more than once if they were updated subsequent to creation; also, the iteration represented in the file may not be the most current version of the record as found in the source system.
  • Non-MARC records are posted as provided, and may represent various schemas.

Note: The files below will be updated periodically during the test to add additional test records. To download these files, right click and select the “save link” or “save target” option.

Records from Formal Test Participants

Common Original Set (set of 25 resources cataloged in common by the US RDA Test participants)

(select this link to see surrogates for Common Original and Common Copy sets [PDF – 62 KB])

  • RDA bibliographic records [Link to be provided when file is available]
  • RDA authority records [Link to be provided when file is available]
  • AACR2 bibliographic records [Link to be provided when file is available]
  • AACR2 authority records [Link to be provided when file is available]

Common Copy Set (set of 5 resources cataloged using the copy provided)

  • RDA bibliographic records [Link to be provided when file is available]

Extra Set (additional records contributed by the US RDA Test participants)

  • RDA bibliographic records (MARC 21) [2083 records; 2.8 MB]
  • RDA bibliographic records (non-MARC) [Link to be provided when file is available]
  • Authority records [2808 records; 2.1 MB]
    (Note: some authority records are RDA, but many authority records are AACR2, with the RDA form recorded in 7XX fields with second indicator = 4)

Records from Informal Test Participants

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