If anyone is interested, Appendixes E, F and G of the documentation for the cataloger's toolkit describe many of the RDA-related changes we are making in our database. At present we are changing one record at a time (as we do other work on the record), but I expect to have a batch program early in the new year; certainly, we intend to use such a batch program to finish the conversion of our database before the migration to Alma. This batch program will probably be similar to the earlier program that made RDA-related changes to access fields: for anyone, it will read and write files of MARC records; for Voyager users, it will also be able to update the database directly.
You can start here: http://files.library.northwestern.edu/public/CatalogersToolkit/Documentation/Online/#Appendix_E I will emphasize that the generation of 33X fields becomes a knotty problem if a record combines expressions in different forms (such as print and online). We plan to untangle as many of our lumped-together records as we can before we RDA-ize our database with a batch program. Gary L. Strawn, Authorities Librarian, etc. Twitter: GaryLStrawn Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208-2300 e-mail: mrsm...@northwestern.edu voice: 847/491-2788 fax: 847/491-8306 Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit. BatchCat version: 2007.25.428 -----Original Message----- From: Resource Description and Access / Resource Description and Access [mailto:RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA] On Behalf Of Guy Vernon Frost Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:13 AM To: RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA Subject: Re: [RDA-L] Cost of Retrospective Conversion for Legacy Data (Was RDA Toolkit Price Change) You can also customize is "a little" for no additional charge. For example, we chose not to have MARCIVE convert the 250 which is a descriptive field. For the record, I'm not too happy with some of their choices for the 336-338 fields, but we send so little that isn't RDA converted already that I just accept what they send.