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.
For update instructions, please visit this link:
Complete documentation for all changes in version 240 may be found here:
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/w
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 (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is now available.
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:
MARC Report 2.38
Version 2.38 was released on April 1, 2012.
This version fixes adds a new interface to the Edit Session, and also fixes some problems in MARC Global.
For details about the changes in 2.38, etc., plus many articles and tutorials on using the software, please visit the MARC Report wiki: http://www.marcofquality.com/w
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.)
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.
MARC Report 2.37
Version 2.37 is a maintenance update, released Sept. 16, 2011.
This version fixes a few problems in 2.36 and adds support for MARC Update No. 13
For details about the changes in 2.37, etc., please visit: http://www.marcofquality.com/w
MARC Report 2.36
Version 2.36 of MARC Report has (finally) been officially released (Aug. 2011).
This version includes support for RDA in MARC.
For details about all the changes in 2.36, the status of version 3, help with installation, tutorials on new and advanced features, etc., please visit: http://www.marcofquality.com/w