The presentation slides from the IFLA 2011 RDA Satellite meeting, held at the National Library of Puerto Rico in August, are now available.
Very useful information but of particular interest to Canadian libraries are these two presentations:
- Preparing for RDA Implementation in Canada – Marg Stewart, Library and Archives Canada
- French Translation of RDA Update on the Project – Pat Riva, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
In addition to RDA Marg talks about the recent reorganization at LAC. At the end of her presentation Marg mentions the RDA CAnadian Knowledge Exchange (rdacake) wiki but does not provide the link. RDA Cake can be found here <http://rdaincanada.wikispaces.com>.
Both Marg and Pat speak about the necessity of having the French translation of RDA ready as part of the implementation process. Pat lays out the methodology and provides a timeline for the completion of the translation.
As part of the U.S. RDA test report it was announced that RDA implementation will not occur before January 2013. For some time RDA implementation has been on the minds of many Canadian cataloguers including members of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC) and the Technical Services Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association.
Now that the U.S. test has finished plans are starting to firm up and additional training initiatives will start to emerge from the various interested parties.
It’s time to get ready for RDA!