[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Whoops... RDA is a coming!!

Dan Scott dan at coffeecode.net
Wed Oct 24 13:38:43 EDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 04:33:53PM +0000, Lisa Hill wrote:
> Hi Folks-
> RDA- which I am being told does not stand for retirement day approaching  is set for 3/31/2013.
> What that means for KCLS(and likely some others on this list) is that
> we will see an onslaught of records with the publication date recorded
> in the 264 $c second indicator  1 instead of the 260 subfield c which
> is where it has been for like a million years.
> So what is everyone doing about this? Are you reingesting your records
> to include the 264 $c is anyone working with ESI to ask them to
> develop some code so that if there is nothing in the 260 $c the record
> would display the 264$c_1?
Rather than jumping directly to development proposals with specific
companies or individuals, I would suggest opening a bug at
http://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen with the details so that all
Evergreen developers can discuss the best way forward for ensuring that
we handle this in the Evergreen 2.4 release. There are a number of
potential ways of handling both the indexing and display side of things.

> Sorry if this email sounds frantic- I am not a cataloger- I kept
> hearing that RDA was coming- and I sort of hid my head in the sand....
> I guess I will always be a reference librarian at heart.
> #catalogerswereright

There are a number of other RDA changes to address as well. Having one
or more bugs with clear directions on what the community wants will help
all of us!

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