RDA, Resource Description and Access, is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2. RDA offers libraries the potential to change significantly how bibliographic data is created and used. Published in July, 2010, RDA is now available, and certain libraries have started using it for their current cataloging workflow. The Library of Congress has announced full implementation of RDA for March 31, 2013. To help you prepare for implementation of RDA at your library, we’ve compiled a list of some of the resources that are available. Items include work being done at OCLC to support implementation of RDA and resources available from ALA, LC, and other sources.
- An RDA Prospectus
- The RDA Toolkit Web site
- Library of Congress resources
- Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) resources
- ALA and Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) webinars
- European RDA Interest Group (EURIG)
- MARC 21 changes
- Questions about RDA
- RDA-L Discussion List
RDA-related resources from OCLC
- Policy Statement on RDA Cataloging in WorldCat
- OCLC Metadata Schema Transformation Services
- Contract Cataloging Services for Publishers
- RDA resources available on the OCLC Training Portal
More information about RDA is available on the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA Web site.