UPDATE: Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the Implications of RDA for Federal Depository Libraries
From the FDLP Desktop:
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has been keeping track of the upcoming implementation of the new cataloging standards, Resource Description and Access (RDA). The RDA project page has been updated with new information about changes to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) as a result of RDA implementation at GPO and recent RDA cataloging activities.
In early September, the CGP was updated to accommodate the display of RDA information. The new MARC fields 336 (content type), 337 (media type) and 338 (carrier type) display in the CGP MARC view in numerical order. The 338 tag containing format information now displays in the CGP Standard view with the label “Format”. Check out Aleph record number 000822999.
Additionally, GPO finalized a local practice option for capitalization of title information in the 245 MARC field.
LTIS staff continue to follow the progress of RDA implementation. New titles have been cataloged following RDA principals. You can view these records in the CGP; system numbers 000832680 and 000829099. GPO is planning for full implementation of RDA in spring 2013.
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