Saturday, August 24, 2013

RDA in OCLC WorldCat

For some months now, OCLC's WorldCat Quality Management Division has been planning and implementing a project to incorporate Resource Description and Access (RDA) practices, references, and examples into OCLC's Bibliographic Formats and Standards (BFAS) We have thus far incorporated the changes to BFAS that were part of OCLC-MARC Update 2012 & 2013 (as documented in Technical Bulletin 261 & 262
We have now begun the larger job of reviewing BFAS in its entirety. Policies will be updated, links to Searching WorldCat Indexes will be added, occasional references to RDA and the LC-PCC PSs will be incorporated, and some examples will be updated and others added to reflect RDA practices. This is a huge undertaking and will be happening gradually over time. Meanwhile, we have

brought together on the OCLC About RDA page links to LC, OCLC, other documentation about RDA, a new policy statement, and a webinar about it: You will be seeing changes regularly as the BFAS Update Project progresses. Questions?

[Source: OCLC message of the day through OCLC Connexion, August 23, 2013]