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12/23/11 (Link updated 1/17/13)
The Library of Congress participated in the 2010 US RDA Test. The U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee recommended that the three U.S. national libraries adopt RDA with certain conditions and that implementation should not occur before January 1, 2013.
Information about (1) the Test, (2) the report of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee, and (3) the June 2011 response of the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine to the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee is available here.
Posted here were files of policy decisions developed for LC’s participants in the US RDA Test; those policy decisions will be reviewed and revised before RDA implementation in 2013. Library of Congress Policy Statements (LCPS) are freely available through the RDA Toolkit and in Cataloger’s Desktop.
Other files posted here included training materials for LC catalogers and for other Test participants, frequently asked questions, and some administrative documents related to the Test. These files have been archived and should no longer be used.
Current information on LC’s RDA plans and related materials are available here.
Questions about RDA and LC’s RDA plans may be directed to LChelp4rda@loc.gov.