June 2012

Report from Anaheim - Saturday, June 23

The ALA Annual Conference is underway, and this morning the RDA Update Forum contained plenty of good information for RDA catalogers. The panel included representatives of Machine Readable Bibliographic Information committee (MARBI), the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), OCLC, the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee, and ALA Publishing. A brief summary of the proceedings follows. Slides and handouts of the presentations will be made available on ALA Connect.

MARC Report now supports MARC Linking to RDA Toolkit

Here is some more good news for those of you cataloging in RDA or training in RDA, this time from Deborah and Richard Fritz, authors of MARC21 for Everyone (ALA, 2003), and co-owners of The MARC of Quality (TMQ). They have informed us that MARC Report, their error checking software for MARC records, now includes:

  • Hot-key linking, via RDA Toolkit's MARC Linking Service, to easily locate the appropriate RDA instructions for each specific MARC element in a record; and

An RDA Guide to 2012 ALA Annual Conference

The 2012 ALA Annual Conference is a week away. Library folk from across the country and the world will assemble in Anaheim, California, from June 21 through June 25, and there will be plenty of events for those with RDA on their mind. Below is our guide to the best of the RDA -related goings-on. Between events be sure to visit the RDA Toolkit booth (#1823, near the ALA Store) for a demo of our product or answers to any RDA questions you might have.