D. Brooking <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Can anyone address the actual number of RDA test records being created? I am
> assuming that these records will still be a drop in the bucket compared to
> the rest of our quick cataloging workflow. Am I wrong?
26 formal testing institutions/consortia/funnels
x 25 original RDA records (common set of titles they all catalog;
recently published works, I believe)
x at least 25 original RDA records (extra set of titles from each
institution's acquisitions,mainly new works too)
= big number
(I don't think the RDA copy cataloging sets are being released into the wild.)
Add in the work of informal testers tossing records into WorldCat.
Looking into WorldCat as of this writing, there are 3998 RDA bib
records in that database, 2571 of which are master records, the
remainder being institution records. I suspect most of the
institution records are hiding under their AACR doppelgaenger.
Mark K. Ehlert Minitex
Coordinator University of Minnesota
Bibliographic & Technical 15 Andersen Library
Services (BATS) Unit 222 21st Avenue South
Phone: 612-624-0805 Minneapolis, MN 55455-0439