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 22.214.171.124–126.96.36.199 RDA (from 188.8.131.52). This is actually two hyperlinks: "184.108.40.206", and "220.127.116.11 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.
Beginning in April 2013, AACR2 will only be available online at RD Toolkit. Cataloger Desktop subscribers will need a subscription to RDA Toolkit to access the AACR2 rules. Frequent users of AACR2 on Catalogers Desktop are used the interface provided on that site and and will have similar expectations for AACR2 on RDA Toolkit.
Users would like to add highlighting to the PDF format of RDA text.
Many users would benefit from captioning on the videos of archived webinars.
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.
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".
To achieve broader international interoperability and encoding neutrality RDA chose to separate the RDA data model from data encoding by creating RDA Elements and RDA Vocabularies separate from any one data encoding. Independent from an specific encoding (MARC , DC, MODS, etc.) following RDA instructions requires the cataloger to enter specific data. For lack of a better term we call these data elements the RDA Data Model.
Many users have asked for better display of RDA Toolkit on tablets, phones, and other mobile devices. In order to help us evaluate the best way to make these improvements we would like to learn more about how users would like to use RDA in a mobile setting. Why are users trying to use RDA Toolkit on mobile devices (training, staff meetings, additional monitor, etc.) Where are users trying to use RDA Toolkit on mobile devices (their desk, meeting room, training room, classroom, offsite (home), etc.
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.