RDA Toolkit Development Blog

RDA Toolkit Release - August 19, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on August 19, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month; however the August release was delayed a week in order to ensure the proper display of new content. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the August release follow.

RDA Toolkit Release - April 22, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on April 22, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month. This release was pushed back to fourth Tuesday due to number and complexity of changes associated with the RDA Update. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the April release follow.

RDA Toolkit Release - February 11, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 11, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is made on the second Tuesday of the month. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the February release follow.

RDA Toolkit Release - November 12, 2013

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on November 12, 2013. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is made on the second Tuesday of the month. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the November release follow.

RDA-226 Allow side-by-side views of two different language versions of RDA

Use Case

Because translated versions of RDA will often trail the English version of RDA, several users have commented that they need to be able to look at two language version side-by-side

RDA-225 Add a quick language change option

Use Case

Some users have expressed an interest in being able to switch the language setting of RDA Toolkit without having to log into their profile.

RDA Toolkit Release - July 9, 2013

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on July 9, 2013. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is made on the second Tuesday of the month. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the July release follow.

RDA Toolkit Release – May 14, 2013

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on May 14, 2013. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is made on the second Tuesday of the month. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the May release follow.

RDA-159 Change linking practice for cross references to a range of instructions

Use Case

In RDA Toolkit, a cross-reference to another instruction is a hyperlink with a label consisting of the instruction number followed by an RDA "button". The button is part of the hyperlink. This becomes inconsistent when the cross-reference is to a range of instructions, for example 6.28.1.9–6.28.1.11 RDA (from 6.28.4.4). This is actually two hyperlinks: "6.28.1.9", and "6.28.1.11 RDA". This presumably will confuse many users, who click the RDA button and expect to be taken to the first instruction in the range; instead the link is to the last instruction.

RDA-133 Add display of links to the User Preferences in the Profile page

Use Case

As we add more and more links to outside resources to RDA Toolkit (for example the links we are adding to the AACR2 display, see RDA-125), users would like to be able to turn off links that are not of interest in order to unclutter the display.