Posts Tagged ‘Bibliographic Records’

RDA NAF Conversion and Day One Implementation

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

When Library of Congress (LC) decided to fully implement RDA cataloging, LC, with the support of the PCC, determined that the LC/NACO Name Authority File (NAF) should also be fully RDA in order to support RDA cataloging.

March 31, 2013 has been set by LC  as Day One for RDA Implementation. After this date, all cataloging and authority at LC will be done in RDA.  See the following link for the whole announcement and the training plan:


Transition away from MARC?

Friday, November 11th, 2011

A recent announcement by the Library of Congress (LC) has provided more details about its intent to steer away from MARC format and begin investigation into its replacement. MARC has been the format for bibliographic and authority record exchange for nearly 40 years. Because of that the format lacks the ability to accommodate fully the features planned for RDA.

The Working Group of the Future of Bibliographic Control wrote in their report: (more…)

FRBR, FRAD, and RDA what they all mean

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

If you’re anything like me when you hear about FRBR, FRAD, and RDA you wonder who spilled their alphabet soup. But these are serious topics in the library world and we need to understand what each term means, how they relate to one another, and what we can expect to see in the future. Karen, our RDA librarian has kindly put together a basic primer for us to understand these issues.


LC Policies for RDA and AACR2

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

For those of you who are wondering about LC’s policies for RDA and AACR2

records now that the national test is over, LC has posted the PCC Post

RDA Test Guidelines here: (more…)

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…)

LC ‘Maps’ Policy Change

Monday, October 11th, 2010

LC has recently made changes to the way that Maps will be handled in subject headings. As such, many people wondered how we were going to handle the changes and allow you the freedom and flexibility to do whats best for you library. Our expert librarian, Karen, drew up this explanation of the changes and how we can help you:

Proposals for handling the new LC policy for map form subdivisions (more…)