OCLC is pleased to announce that a new policy statement about RDA
records in WorldCat is now available as part of the RDA pages on the
OCLC website (  This new
policy becomes effective on March 31, 2013.  The current policy, which
has been in effect since the beginning of the U.S. National Libraries
testing, will remain in effect until that date.


This policy statement grew out of a discussion paper, Incorporating RDA
Practices into WorldCat, and the many comments received from member
libraries in response to that paper.  OCLC staff are grateful for those
comments.  OCLC also acknowledges the work of a number of task groups of
the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, whose discussions of RDA
practices have also influenced this policy statement.


Questions about the policy may be submitted to [log in to unmask] 


Sent on behalf of:

Glenn E. Patton

Director, WorldCat Quality Management


6565 Kilgour Place

Dublin  OH  43017-3395

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