I think what he meant was, what use is it to have access to the PSs if you can't see the rules they annotate without paying an arm and a leg. ------------------------------------------ John Hostage Senior Continuing Resources Cataloger Harvard Library--Information and Technical Services Langdell Hall 194 Harvard Law School Library Cambridge, MA 02138 host...@law.harvard.edu +(1)(617) 495-3974 (voice) +(1)(617) 496-4409 (fax)
________________________________________ From: Resource Description and Access / Resource Description and Access [RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA] on behalf of Kevin M Randall [k...@northwestern.edu] Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 13:09 To: RDA-L@LISTSERV.LAC-BAC.GC.CA Subject: Re: [RDA-L] Access to the knowledge of cataloging Bernhard Eversberg wrote: > The LC used to make AACR Rule Interpretations > freely available but recenty changed the title and the mode > of issuing: "Current Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative > Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PSs) are freely available as part > of the RDA Toolkit". Great, but of little help for those with no > access to the rules. As has been stated repeatedly in this and other fora, nothing essentially has changed in regard to finding LC policy on the current cataloging rules. They are still *freely* available. They are accessible through the RDA Toolkit, but a subscription is *not* required to view the PS. So, yes they are a part of the Toolkit. But no, you don't have to pay anything to get them. Kevin M. Randall Principal Serials Cataloger Northwestern University Library k...@northwestern.edu (847) 491-2939 Proudly wearing the sensible shoes since 1978!