Library of Congress to Reissue 640,000 Authority Records for RDA

In preparation for the full implementation of RDA, the Library of Congress (LC) has decided to convert the Name Authority File (NAF) to RDA. The conversion will take place in two phases, with an estimated 640,000 authority records being reissued. This means huge changes are coming, and Backstage Library Works will be taking action to accommodate these changes for our authority control clients.

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First Look at the New Backstage RDA Planning Guide

Backstage RDA Planning GuideAt Backstage Library Works, we’ve been playing with RDA for awhile now.

In 2009, Backstage was chosen as one of three vendors to participate in the national RDA test.

In 2010, we launched our own pilot program, inviting our MARS authority control clients to join a conversation about authority control options for RDA, particularly considering a mixed-records transition period. Continue reading