Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group

The Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Group met on Monday. With the retirement of Ann Sitkin the group lacks a head, and in this interim period before LC and other libraries (including 5 law libraries -- Chicago, Columbia, Emory, Northeastern and Stanford) begin testing RDA, we're in a bit of a lull.

A few things we could start to think about, in a desultory sort of way, are the treatment of court reports, and the designation of official court reports, in AACR2 and RDA. We should start to think about the new legal rules under RDA, which are apparently not so different from AACR2 and in some respects go back to AACR. We should look at the treatment of treaties, which is said to be unsatisfactory. We should get ready to think about RDA, because it's coming.

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