MARC Report 246

 

Version 246 was released in August 2016.


This version adds:


Complete documentation for all changes in version 246 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=246:changes


 

RIMMF Multilingual support

 

We are pleased (Spring 2016) to announce that RIMMF3 now provides complete support for both French and Spanish; this includes:

  * the program menus
  * the labels and defintions for the RDA elements and RDA vocabularies
  * the "Jane-Athon" tutorials on the wiki


Complete documentation for all changes in RIMMF3, along with tutorials, documentation, jane-athon news, R-Balls and the like, may be found on the wiki:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf/


 

MARC Report 245

 

Version 245 was released in January 2016.


This version adds support for customizing the validation of RDA Appendix I terms; MARC21 Update No. 21; and a new online update feature which it makes it possible for MARC Report to update the lists that it uses to validate vocabulary terms.

Complete documentation for all changes in version 245 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=245:changes


 

RIMMF Unicode

 

A major update to RIMMF3 to support Unicode was released on August 1, 2015.


Complete documentation for all changes in RIMMF3, along with tutorials, documentation, jane-athon news, R-Balls and the like, may be found on the wiki:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf/


 

MARC Report 244

 

Version 244 was released in April 2015.


Complete documentation for all changes in version 244 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=244:changes


 

RIMMF 3

 

RIMMF3 (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is now (January 2015) available.

 

In the past, Rimmf has been offered as:

 

Version 3 builds on RIMMF2 to support the following:

To learn about and download RIMMF, visit the RIMMF wiki:

http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf
 


 

MARC Report 243

 

Version 243 was released in November 2014.

MARC Report Version 243 adds:

·  support for MARC Update No. 19

·  cataloging check updates

·  utility to add 336/337/338 to all records in a file


Complete documentation for all changes in version 243 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=243:changes


 

MARC Report 242

 

Version 242 was released in January 2014.

MARC Report Version 242 adds a function that that will add tags 336, 337, and 338 tags to the current record whenever F10 is pressed. In addition, if a record already has 336, 337, and/or 338 fields, we have made it much easier to edit these fields by adding drop-down lists to each one. Simply click on the text for the field to activate these lists.

In addition, version 242 includes support for MARC21 Update No. 17.


Complete documentation for all changes in version 242 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=242:changes


 

RIMMF 2

 

RIMMF 2 (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is now (June 2013) available.

Version 2 includes many improvements to the user interface, a new way of thinking about RDA links and access points, more links to information for catalogers, and improved MARC mapping.

Rimmf is:

RIMMF is not a cataloging tool, because you cannot save records that you can actually use in your ILS, but it does let you apply RDA thinking and practice making, cloning, and copying WEMI and other RDA entity records, so that you can get a solid idea of how much the RDA way of thinking will change the way we do cataloging, hopefully for the better.

To learn about and download RIMMF, visit the RIMMF wiki:

http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf
 


RDA/MARC for COPYCATS: Matching & Essential Editing

 

Copy cataloging is becoming considerably more complicated, as the various creators of MARC records gradually switch from following AACR rules to following RDA instructions for the records they make. RDA/MARC records certainly look different than AACR/MARC records, and so do the Hybrid AACR/MARC records that are also showing up for you to copy.

 

Course description:

We will explain the basics of copy cataloging with RDA and MARC21:

·        How to recognize RDA/MARC records

·        How to match RDA/MARC records to the resources you are cataloging

·        How to do simple and essential editing of the RDA/MARC records that you copy

·        How to recognize Hybrid AACR/MARC records

 

We will also provide practice in these steps.

 

Complete details available at: http://www.marcofquality.com/trn/rda.html#copycats

 


MARC Report 241

 

Version 241 was released on May 21, 2013

MARC Report Version 241 attempts to reduce the number of error messages that may appear when editing AACR2 records that have been hybridized.

In addition, version 241 includes support for MARC21 Update No. 16, and for the new OCLC number format (expected to roll out July 2013).

Complete documentation for all changes in version 241 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt/doku.php?id=241:changes

We appreciate and look forward to your continued comments and suggestions about RDA in MARC.


MARC Report 240

 

Version 240 was released on February 19, 2013*.

MARC Report version 240 improves support for RDA records in MARC, and begins to address the problem of hybrid records, by adding a couple hundred new cataloging checks that focus on tags 260, 264, 336, 337, and 338.

Complete documentation for all changes in version 240 may be found here:
http://www.marcofquality.com/w/doku.php?id=240:changes

In the next version, 241, we anticipate more cataloging check changes to support RDA in MARC, and probably a lot more checking of hybrids. At this point, we are not sure of the timeline. Perhaps as early as May. Much depends on the progress of the 'hybridization' projects being planned.

We appreciate and look forward to your comments and suggestions about RDA in MARC.

*Version 240 was originally released on February 7, but was later revised to address an issue with checks on 264.


MARC Report 239

 

Version 239, a maintenance release, was released on August 3, 2012.

 

For details about the changes in 239, etc., plus many articles and tutorials on using the software, please visit the MARC Report wiki: http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt

 

By the way, have you checked out the hot links to RDA instructions in MARC Report yet?

 

When you copy a record that looks weird, and you see that it contains the give-away code of "040$e rda", then you know help is at hand to explain what's going on with the strange looking content in some of the fields.

 

Just put your cursor on the data in the field, and press <F1> and <RDA>, and, bob's your uncle, you'll be at the RDA instruction for the data for that field. With a little concentration, you'll get to the bottom of puzzling things like:

 

You do, of course, need a subscription to the RDA Toolkit for this to work: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/Subscribe. Tell them we sent you, when you sign up.

 


 

RIMMF

 

RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is now available.

 

Rimmf is:

RIMMF is not a cataloging tool, because you cannot save records that you can actually use in your ILS, but it does let you apply RDA thinking and practice making, cloning, and copying WEMI and other RDA entity records, so that you can get a solid idea of how much the RDA way of thinking will change the way we do cataloging, hopefully for the better.

To learn about and download RIMMF, visit the RIMMF wiki:

http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/rimmf

 


MARC Report 238

 

Version 238 was released on April 1, 2012.

 

This version adds a new interface for the Edit Session, that includes multiple 'views' of each record, and also fixes some problems in MARC Global.

 

For details about the changes in 238, etc., plus many articles and tutorials on using the software, please visit the MARC Report wiki: http://www.marcofquality.com/wiki/mrt

 


Rudimentary RDA

 

This workshop is a basic introduction to RDA, the cataloging instructions that are (someday) going to replace the AACR cataloging rules.

 

Part One—What is RDA, who is responsible for it, and when might we implement it?

 

Part One of this workshop is made up of two free online modules, available anytime. Click on the links below, in the order below, to begin or re-join a module:

 

Part One Modules

 

1.1. What and Who  (Webcast, approx. 15 min.)

 

1.2. When (Webcast, approx. 30 min.)

 

Best viewed using Internet Explorer as your browser; and you will need to turn off your pop-up blocker. Audio is rather low, so find a quiet space.

 

Click here to access the Part One modules

 

Part Two— Why do we need RDA, what's different about it, and what should we do about it while we wait for implementation?

 

Part Two of this workshop consists one full day of training (9AM-4PM), available 'live', either on-site or online.

 

Check the schedule for Rudimentary RDA. Part Two. Live