>What are the possible decisions?
>There are four possible outcomes:
>* Do not implement RDA
In which case, we've got the 2700 RDA records already created by the testing institutions in OCLC, plus how many hundreds (thousands?) created by non-participating institutions who have already trained their catalogers in RDA, and so will probably continue cataloging using RDA

>* Postpone implementation until certain changes are made
And while waiting for those "certain changes" to be made, RDA cataloging will continue

>* Implement RDA
Obviously, that forces everyone into the RDA pond, sink or swim, or for those who can't afford to switch to RDA, they're left on the shore

>* Implement RDA with specific recommended changes or policy decisions for US libraries

I really don't see, despite the 2008 refusal of the recommendation to stop work on RDA, and the way the test is being conducted in a live database while many of us are still waiting for a "decision," and despite what I see as a significant number of people who are against RDA implementation, that there is any way in the world that RDA will not become the de facto law of the land.  So much for an objective test.

Chris Fox
McKay Library
[log in to unmask]