Call for RDA testers and reviewers

The ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee (CRCC) was initially formed to provide feedback during the implementation of AACR2. We have been asked to take up this role again with the proposed changes brought forth in RDA. Thus, the CRCC has created a Task Force to informally test RDA. All records will become part of the RDA Extra Set.  At the end of the informal test, the Co-Chairs will complete the Informal Testers Survey with comments from the Task Force.

We are looking for both testers and reviewers. Each tester should contribute at least five MARC records. Each reviewer should review at least ten records for compliance with RDA.

All participants must be 1) members of ALA; and 2) continuing resources catalogers.

Time frame: October 1-11 (orientation); October 11-November 30 (submissions & review); December 1-10 (evaluation)

Submit an application and see more details at:

The following information is required:
Cataloging background
Would you like to be a tester or reviewer?

All applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 8.

The Task Force will be hosting a webinar on Tues. Oct. 5, from 1-2:30pm CST to further discuss the testing process and answer questions.  This webinar will be freely available to those not able to attend.  Sign up to attend the webinar:

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Young ( with any questions.

Jennifer Young & Valerie Bross,
Co-Chairs of the CRCC Informal RDA Testing Task Force

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