Keeping Current: Resource Description and Access (RDA) Cataloging
Many things may not have changed very much, but in some quarters, things are about to change a great deal. Cataloging, for example. The Library of Congress is about to switch from producing original cataloging in AACR2 format to producing original cataloging in RDA (Resource Description and Access) format. Other national libraries, such as the National Library of Medicine in the US and the British, Canadian, and Australian national libraries, are also expecting to implement original RDA cataloging in the first quarter of 2013.