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.
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