Greetings Colleagues,

The ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee (CRCC) was initially
formed to provide feedback during the implementation of AACR2. We have been
asked to take up this role again with the proposed changes brought forth in
RDA. Thus, the CRCC has created a Task Force to informally test RDA. All
records will become part of the RDA Extra Set.  At the end of the informal
test, the Co-Chairs will complete the Informal Testers Survey with comments
from the Task Force.

We are looking for both testers and reviewers. Each tester should contribute
at least five MARC records. Each reviewer should review at least ten records
for compliance with RDA.

All participants must be 1) members of ALA; and 2) continuing resources

Time frame: October 1-11 (orientation); October 11-November 30 (submissions
& review); December 1-10 (evaluation)

Submit an application and see more details at:

The following information is required:
Cataloging background
Would you like to be a tester or reviewer?

All applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 8.

The Task Force will be hosting a webinar on Tues. Oct. 5, from 1-2:30pm CST
to further discuss the testing process and answer questions.  This webinar
will be freely available to those not able to attend.  Sign up to attend the

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Young ([log in to unmask]) with
any questions.

Jennifer Young & Valerie Bross,
Co-Chairs of the CRCC Informal RDA Testing Task Force

Valerie Bross
Continuing Resources Cataloging Section
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center 
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Jennifer B. Young
Serials Catalog Librarian
Northwestern University Library
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ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Chair, 2010/2011