Friday, March 30, 2012

Re: [ACAT] New rule implementation

Posting to Autocat

On 30/03/2012 08:33, Hal Cain wrote:
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But no more RDA. The die is cast. Get on with it. Let it rise or fall according to its value as implemented.
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For many libraries, it is not yet cast since they are left with no options at all. Even if they want to implement RDA, many cannot justify the expense.

What are they, and their catalogers, supposed to do? My own suspicion is many will opt to outsource it and "save" money--on the books anyway. Some places are outsourcing the entire work of libraries which has become quite controversial within communities, but outsourcing cataloging won't cause much of a ripple among the public.

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