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.
It would be very useful for groups such as a consortium to be able to create and share consortial policies/workflows, etc. across institutions without sharing them globally with all RDA Toolkit users.
Due to the high cost of standard development and maintenance as well as the promise of increased interoperability and record sharing many countries outside the Anglo-American countries that implemented AACR2 are interested in implementing RDA as their cataloging standard. To facilitate and encourage the adoption for RDA outside English-speaking countries RDA Toolkit will display RDA in multiple languages.
We often get emails from users who are surprised to discover that their subscription has lapsed. This usually happens because our renewal notices do not get to the proper person for this work.
Institutional Subscribers would like to allow several users within their institution to share authorship of a workflow. Presumably a locally shared workflow could be opened for editing by any user with a profile account associated with the subscription. This would allow both collaboration on workflows and the ability for some users to inherit ownership of workflows.
Once translations of RDA are introduced to RDA Toolkit, users will be able to switch from one language to another. For Institutional subscribers who are not English language institutions, there is a need to set the default to their language of choice without requiring individual users to log into their profiles in order to access the their preferred language.
It is important for users to know if, when, and how an instruction has changed. There should be a revision history function that allows users to access the information regarding how an instruction has changed and when it was changed.
Users need search to return hits for similar concepts including variants forms of words, alternate spellings, plurals, abbreviations, acronyms, etc. ALA will track and maintain these similar concepts in an RDA Toolkit search thesaurus/index.
The JSC has published a collection of examples of RDA records for users to reference in their own training and work. These examples are currently posted on the JSC website, but they are hard to find. Users have requested making them more easily accessible from RDA Toolkit.