[Sending this message on behalf of the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee -- please excuse duplication]

 

 

 

A new Web page has been established to post test records submitted by those institutions involved as formal and informal test participants of the US RDA Test at:

 

http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatestrecords.html

 

As more records are received, the files on that page will be updated, so please check back for additional records-- so far the records are all MARC 21 and must be viewed with software capable of handling MARC records (you may need to change the file extension to use the records in your favorite software).  Some non-MARC records will be posted soon.

 

While any institution is welcome to download and analyze the records, we ask that you send a short email indicating you have done so to [log in to unmask] to help the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee gauge the level of interest in the test records.

 

The testers are a dedicated group and have been hard at work, but certain caveats should be kept in mind when viewing the records-- they are identified at the link given above.