RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2 in 2010. RDA has been designed for the digital world, improving the way we describe and present relationships among resources and bibliographic entities. The development of RDA has been fraught with contention and challenges. Will RDA be cataloger's judgment or cataloger's judgment day? Does RDA go too far or not far enough? Is RDA an "imminent debacle" or "the cataloguing standard for the 21st century"? Will it ever be implemented? And where does MARC fit in? Rick will provide an overview of the development of RDA and the future of MARC.