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ALCTS Cataloging Norms Interest Group Midwinter 2011 Program

 ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging Norms Interest Group
ALA Midwinter Program, San Diego
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
SDCC-Room 25C

All are invited to attend the meeting of the Cataloging Norms Interest Group in San Diego on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 1:30 to 3:30, featuring four speakers on the theme of preparation for RDA during the testing phase.

1. VTLS's RDA Implementation Scenario One (FRBR).
    John Espley, VTLS, Inc.

Insights and processes from VTLS's 8 years of experience with FRBR and RDA
2. Sky River's Approach to the RDA Test Period
    Lynne Branch Brown (Vice President of Operations, Sky River)

Sky River is taking a different approach to the RDA test period by allowing variant versions of bib records in the catalog, so that libraries have access to the form they need in their local catalog when looking for records. We have built-in mechanisms to identify RDA records when they are contributed to our database which allow them to remain separate from their AACR2 equivalent.
3. The Impact of RDA Authority Records on a Non-RDA Test Library
    Miloche Kottman (Assistant Head of Cataloging, University of Kansas Libraries)

The University of Kansas Libraries has close to 10 million authority records comprised of the entire LC name and subject authority files, as well as locally created authority headings in both files. We are not an RDA test library but we are loading RDA authority and bib records into our Voyager system. Based on our weekly load statistics, I will provide information on how many RDA authority records have been created and how many AACR2 authority records have been modified to add the RDA form as a 7xx field since Oct. 1. I'll also share our authority maintenance experience during the test period and our plans to handle bib record changes in the event of the adoption or rejection of RDA.

4. RDA testing on Non-MARC Metadata Standards
    Myung-Ja  "MJ" Han, Metadata Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana
    Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator, Original Serial & Monograph Cataloging, Butler Library, Columbia University
    Judith Dartt Digitization Manager at Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 
The Columbia University Library and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library participated in RDA testing on metadata standards other than MARC. Since the RDA test was focused on MARC, the test workflows for the non-MARC standards were developed by each individual library. The presentation will share the non-MARC testing experience from both libraries, specifically working with MODS and Dublin Core including the test set-ups and issues encountered when applying RDA to MODS and the Dublin Core element set.

Michele Seikel, Co-chair
Associate Prof. of Bibliography, Cataloger,
Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University

Melanie McGurr, Co-chair
Coordinator of Authority Control and Database Maintenance
Ohio State University Libraries