Dear Colleagues: I thought Diane's idea a fascinating one, and although I'm not going her full route with regard to having students comment on RDA by the deadline for comments, I have suggested to my Serials class that someone might wish to do a "compare and contrast, and conclude which is preferable" paper on serials descriptive cataloging as found in AACR2 with what is in RDA. It will be interesting to see if anyone takes me up on this and what their conclusions will be. Of course this assignment could be modified for other formats and media, depending on what's being taught. Cordially, Marjorie Marjorie E. Bloss, Visiting Instructor Graduate School of Library & Information Science Dominican University 7900 West Division Street River Forest, IL 60305 708-524-6468 (voice) 708-524-6657 (fax) [log in to unmask] Also, replaying to Diane Boehr on a similar topic: very interesting idea of asking students to respond to RDA. I am pondering whether it would work in my course. Would you be able to summarize their reactions briefly for our benefit or discuss how the students reacted to the assignment? Thanks Cheryl -- Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala Adjunct Assistant Professor LEEP Program, Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] The views expressed here are my own and not those of UIUC or GSLIS.