The Review Board on Principles of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship’s final report on the OCLC Policy on Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records has been published. It recommends the withdrawal of the proposed policy. OCLC is planning on convening a new working group for drafting a new policy.
This announcement was recently posted to the Cataloger’s Desktop Forum:
All 123 issues of Cataloging Service Bulletin (CSB) are now available at no cost at http://www.loc.gov/cds/PDFdownloads/csb . CSB is a quarterly bulletin that includes current, new, and revised information about LC cataloging and classification practices and policies. CSB lists revised AACR2 rules, LC Rule Interpretations, changes to the ALA/LC Romanization tables, changes to the LC Subject Headings, and includes “Cataloging Publication News” and “News of Cataloging Projects,” and more.
This is the home page of the Working Group. Includes current news on RDA.
It was just announced that paperback monographs will ONLY be bound after cataloging if their physical characteristics require it. No more exceptions by location. See CPM 812
The RDA testing partners have been announced. The list can be viewed here
Rick Block gave an excellent presentation on RDA at NETSL 2009. Check it out.