This thread suggests two more general questions.

1. �Has anyone systematically analyzed the descriptive differences that might result from cataloging archival materials according to RDA as opposed to either the first or revised edition of DACS?

2. �How many institutions are choosing RDA over DACS and for what reasons?

Michael Fox

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Sue Luftschein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks Michele for bringing this up.� We will be implementing RDA in our regular cataloging workflows within the next two months, and although I do the archival collection cataloging, I really dont consider myself a cataloger and thus would appreciate any help from any members of this list who have begun using RDA to catalog archival collections at the collection level.

Sue Luftschein

Sue Luftschein

Data and Processing Archivist

USC Libraries Special Collections

University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library

3550 Trousdale Parkway, Room 207

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189



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On 2/13/2013 7:24 AM, Michele R Combs wrote:
Has anyone started looking at the EAD/MARC crosswalk to see what if any changes will be needed to accommodate the new RDA cataloging standard?  RDA makes some changes to what goes in which MARC fields and also there will be some new MARC fields, as I understand it.

Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
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Michael Fox