Archive for the ‘RDA’ Category

Backstage Plans for RDA Bibliographic Record Handling

Friday, October 29th, 2010


There has been a lot of talk recently regarding what options are available to our clients when it concerns their RDA bibliographic records.  We realized this was a great opportunity to discuss with you our tentative plans during this testing phase.  Our company has always been interested in providing our customers with different processing options, and with RDA there is no better time than to address this. (more…)

Have RDA Records Now?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

As one of LC’s RDA test partners, we are currently working on our processes now to ensure that not only will RDA records be able to be processed without damaging existing RDA content, but that we will be able to utilize our existing validation and cleanup systems to give you back the very best available records.

If you currently have RDA records, please contact your Project Manager to find out what we can do!

Revision to RDA Testing Policy

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We’ve recently received information about a revision to the RDA testing policy that we had posted a few weeks ago. You should be able to find the updated information here:

** Note: The update may not be posted yet on the Library of Congress site, it is dated Sept. 2010.

The important aspects of the revision in terms of Authority Control are:

  • The second indicator for the 7XX fields is to be 4 not 7.
  • There will not be a $2 added to the 7XX either
  • RDA Testing and Policies

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

    We are gearing up our RDA Testing as one of the official Test Partners with LC and we wanted to share with you what we are doing. There will be more to come in the coming days and weeks, but our wonderful RDA Librarian Karen has put together what to expect right away. (more…)

    Backstage Testing RDA

    Monday, August 2nd, 2010

    Maritta, the head of our cataloging and bibliographic services department asked if we could post this announcement on our blog, we’re always happy to share information about RDA with our readers, so here you go.

    Backstage is pleased to announce its participation plan for the current US National Test for RDA. (more…)

    RDA Questions and Answers

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

    Our RDA librarian, Karen, sent me this helpful blog entry with a lot of detail about RDA, without further ado, I present it to you.

    Now that RDA has been published, there are lots of questions about when we will start seeing RDA records.  LC and OCLC have both asked that no RDA records, or records using RDA elements be sent out until October 1st, 2010 when the National RDA Test participants will start producing records officially.  Here are some links to policy statements and other information that may help you figure out what to expect. (more…)