Graphical User Interface

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-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-138 Replace AACR2 Example Images with Text

Use Case

Examples are in images (not text).

RDA-116 Remove highlighted hits in examples when examples are excluded from search

Use Case

Users conducting an "Exclude Examples" search are confused by the presence of highlighted hits in the examples when clicking through to a search result. The highlighting of search terms is a process done separately from the search, so the presence of highlighted search terms in an example does not factor in the determination of search results. However, the highlighting in the examples is misleading and undermines user confidence in the search.

RDA-100 Change LCPS icon to reflect new cooperation between LC and PCC

Use Case

The Library of Congress and the PCC are now cooperating on the development of RDA policy statements. So going forward they will together publish a single set of policy statements.

RDA-89 Change Update Revision icon so that it reflects date of update

Use Case

Users confuse the current icon (which reads 2012/01) as meaning Januray 2012, when the intention was that it would mean "First Update of 2012".

RDA-96 Redesign of display of RDA instructions

Use Case

The display of RDA instructions on RDA Toolkit results in wasted space and some deeply embedded instructions being crammed into narrow columns that do not aid reading comprehension. With the addition of new language versions of RDA, this issue will become even more pronounced.

RDA-90 Create visual cue that users are in Instruction Archive

Use Case

Because the Instruction Archive uses the same display as the regular RDA Instructions, users often forget they are in archive and become confused by the limited content.

RDA-56 Adopt an International Style to the Expression of Dates

Use Case

It has been brought to our attention that the date format (mm/dd/yyyy) we use on documents is used almost exclusively in the U.S. and is not immediately intelligible to RDA Toolkit's international audience.

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