We're starting with monographs because we import a lot of RDA records for monographs now (from Coutts and BDS) and I'm not able to update them at the moment if they are not full level records. So that's the priority for us.
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Helen Williams
Sent: 13 January 2014 10:41
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That's interesting to hear how the increase is looking.
Our reason for tackling monographs first is that we felt a phased implementation was more manageable alongside keeping up with all our other work. As Jackie said in an earlier email, it's been a challenge to start implementing RDA alongside everything else that's happening.
So we will eventually treat all resources equally and catalogue then in RDA, but as monograph cataloguing is what we're most familiar with here, we thought we'd start there.
From: Natasha Aburrow-Jones [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 13 January 2014 10:36
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The increase in RDA records varies from library to library, but I'd say that there has been a relatively small increase to date, with an increasing number being added. I don't think that we'll ever get to the stage of being a complete RDA catalogue, as some of our libraries are not intending to implement RDA at all.
It's also interesting to note that many libraries are cataloguing in RDA for monographs, and leaving serials until a later date. Are many cataloguers in this forum only doing one format, or are they treating all as equal under RDA?
Quoting Helen Williams <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 13 Jan 2014
> Thanks for taking part Natasha,
> Has the increase in RDA records been a small increase or quite significant?
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> This is my first post to the CIG E-Forum, so please be gentle with me!
> I work on SUNCAT, the Serials Union Catalogue for Research Libraries
> in the UK. We take all serials data from our Contributing Libraries,
> regardless of how it has been catalogued, and are seeing an increase
> in RDA records. This means that we've changed our indexes and searches
> to include RDA features (such as the 264 in MARC now being included in
> "publisher" searches), and accept RDA records.
> When we have any new libraries who do not currently use MARC, we will
> be writing a conversion for their data so that it is RDA-compatible
> (as much as is possible, as the data may be somewhat brief).
> So, I think that SUNCAT reflects most of the library catalogues at the
> moment - a hybrid catalogue, accepting another standard.
> Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing!
> All the best,
> Natasha Aburrow-Jones
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