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

Duimovich, George George.Duimovich at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
Wed Oct 24 14:22:06 EDT 2012

FWIW - LoC has as document posted for LC catalogers and techs called "Summary of Steps to Change a Record from AACR2 to RDA" (monographs)


We probably can expect more of these kinds of documents (and sites, etc.) from the cataloguing community to be available to help inform ourselves on what priorities need to be set for EG + RDA.  

A few other links, but not too recent, include:


And, "Recommendations to Vendors" (pages 23-24) from RDA testing report:

Also, RDA has also been popping up on the catalogers listserv: evergreen-catalogers at list.evergreen-ils.org so future threads may want to sprout there.

Dan, I'll open a ticket later this week if we don't see one from Lisa.


-----Original Message-----
From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Dan Scott
Sent: October 24, 2012 13:39
To: Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Whoops... RDA is a coming!!

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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