Melissa Powell said:

>There is no 'choice', the rules have changed.

While there is no choice that we must cope with RDA records derived
from national cataloguing agencies and bibliographic utilities,
several choices do remain:

1) Will RDA be implemented for local original cataloguing?  Many
libraries will continue to use AACR2 for Aunt Madge's donated
scrapbook I suspect.

2)  If RDA is implemented, which options will be followed?  We have,
for example, clients which will accept RDA records, but minus entry $e
relator terms (apart from illustrators of children's material), and
added entry $i.  

3) If creating RDA records, will they be done as "monkey see, monkey
do", and/or by utilizing the MRIs, cheat sheets, local procedures, and
other online helps reported on this e-list and Autocat?  Will the
print version be purchased?  

In addition to cost, there is the matter of the time it takes to find
a rule in RDA, and then to figure out what it is saying.  We can not
afford the time required. and give the turn-a-round our clients
demand.  E=publishers and agregators demand that we provide the
records by the time the titles are to be released.

As as has pointed out by others, AACR2 was a one time purchase.  The
RDA Toolkit is an ongoing overhead.

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