Blog on RDA

The rise of more RDA resources on the web remind me that the "deadline" is fast approaching. Don't some still use the phrase Retirement Day Approaching? The other day a colleague told me that one of her staff members would use this phrase all the time. The only problem was that this person won't be …

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NETSL At Burlington, VT

The New England Library Association recently held its annual conference in cooperation with the Vermont Library Association, entitled "Navigating the New Normal", Oct. 2-3, 2011. NETSL, the New England Technical Services Librarians, sponsored three programs this year: Mysterius The Unfathomable: RDA Cataloging at the Clark, The Miscelleny Collection at Tufts, The Future is On Demand: Just …

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New Statement from OCLC on RDA

Thanks to Mike Reynolds who posted this to the RDA listserv. OCLC has issued the following statement (from their news of the day on Connexion Client). " With the release of the U.S. RDA test results, OCLC is beginning a process to determine how best to proceed in the integration of RDA practices into WorldCat. …

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Kelley McGrath on RDA and MARC

Kelley recently posted on the Internet this PDF entitled "Will RDA Kill MARC" (http://pages.uoregon.edu/kelleym/KM_MWpresentation.pdf) (from ALA MidWinter 2011). This is a straightforward and easy to follow presentation on the limitations of MARC21, some of the benefits of RDA, and its shortcomings as well. Kelley gives us the added bonus of including her notes to each …

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OCLC-CAT Post to All Catalogers

This call to catalogers came through OCLC-Cat listserv the other day. It is an appeal to adopt certain practices on RDA and the RDA test. Though this is not an entirely new opinion about whether to adopt RDA or not, its approach is. For that reason, I have quoted it here. With that in mind, …

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