Policies for handling hybrid records and copy cataloging after the March 31st implementation day were a key topic of RDA discussions at ALA's 2013 Midwinter Meeting that wrapped up yesterday in Seattle.
At the meeting of the Copy Cataloger's Interest Group on Saturday, Angela Kinney reported on Library of Congress plans for copy cataloging after March 31. The Library of Congress will conclude its RDA training of copy catalogers in the coming weeks with expectation that they will complete both AACR2 and RDA copy after March 31. Ms. Kinney specifically cited the document titled Importing Records for Textual Monographs for direction on converting AACR2 records to RDA. It is important to note that this document will revised prior to March 31, and it will added to the Copy Cataloging Manual, DCM B13.
The Program of Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Participants' Meeting was held Sunday afternoon and updated attendees on RDA training plans and resources. The PCC has issued an online training program that includes an endorsement of the LC RDA Training modules and the development of of the RDA BIBCO Standard Record (BSR). For more information on PCC training materials go to the PCC website and to the Cataloger's Learning Workshop.
At the RDA Update Forum (also held Sunday), Beacher Wiggins, representing the U.S. RDA Test Committee, the Committee of Principals, and the Library of Congress, updated attendees on the activities of all three groups. He announced that the Test Committee has issued its final report on RDA and that the Library of Congress is on track meet its goal of using RDA for all general cataloging after March 31. John Attig of the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA reported on JSC activity, including their meeting last November. You can read about the outcomes of that meeting on the JSC website.