[CatSIG] Fwd: [rdaaust] OCLC policy statement on RDA cataloguing in WorldCat for the U.S. testing period

Chris Todd Chris.Todd at natlib.govt.nz
Mon Jul 26 13:08:54 NZST 2010

>>> Catherine Argus <cargus at nla.gov.au> 26/07/2010 12:53 p.m. >>>
Dear colleagues

OCLC has released a policy statement on RDA cataloguing in WorldCat during the U.S. testing - http://www.oclc.org/us/en/rda/policy.htm 

As part of U.S. testing, some RDA records will be added to WorldCat between October and December. Australian libraries are not participating in this testing; however those that use WorldCat may encounter some of these records. The statement includes WorldCat protocols for record creation and editing during the test period.

Libraries Australia is committed to implementing the MARC21 changes required to support RDA well in advance of the Australian RDA implementation date. Libraries Australia plans to implement the MARC21 changes in early 2011, until then AACR2 remains the standard for records in Libraries Australia.


Catherine Argus
Catherine Argus
RDA Implementation Project
National Library of Australia
Canberra  ACT  2600
Tel. (02) 6262 1044
Fax. (02) 6273 4322
email. nlarda at nla.gov.au<mailto:cargus at nla.gov.au>

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