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Fwd: RDA in a non-MARC environment: the eXtensible Catalog

From: Peter Murray <peter.murray@lyrasis.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:40:07 -0400
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
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Since we, too, are thinking about library metadata outside MARC, this report from the eXtensible Catalog might be of interest.


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From: "Bowen, Jennifer" <jbowen@LIBRARY.ROCHESTER.EDU<mailto:jbowen@LIBRARY.ROCHESTER.EDU>>
Date: April 14, 2011 9:21:54 AM EDT
Subject: [RDA-L] RDA in a non-MARC environment: the eXtensible Catalog
Reply-To: Resource Description and Access / Resource Description and Access <RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA<mailto:RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA>>

In early March, my colleague Dave Lindahl and I were invited to meet with the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee at the Library of Congress to discuss the eXtensible Catalog’s partial implementation of RDA in a non-MARC, FRBR-based environment.

As a follow-up to that meeting and presentation, the committee invited us to submit a written statement for inclusion as an Appendix to the group's final report.  That statement is now posted to the eXtensible Catalog (XC) website:


I invite you all to read this statement and consider the potential benefits of RDA in an environment beyond the confines of our current MARC-based systems.  While this may sound like something far off in the distance future, it is in fact NOT FAR AWAY, even for libraries that plan to use a  MARC-based ILS for the foreseeable future.


Jennifer Bowen
Assistant Dean, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Co-Executive Director, eXtensible Catalog Organization, LLC
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