Effective April, 1, 2013, online access to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. will be available exclusively through RDA Toolkit. Access to AACR2 will no longer be included in the Cataloger’s Desktop subscription price.
ALA Publishing has signed an agreement with ASTED (Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation) in which the Montreal-based publisher is responsible for the translation of the French-language version of the new set of cataloguing standards for print and digital media in libraries and beyond, RDA: Resource Description and Access. ASTED is also licensed to publish and globally distribute the print version of the French translation of RDA.
The French translation will eventually be available online through the subscription site RDA Toolkit.
ALA Publishing and National Library of China Publishing House have made an agreement for the translation of RDA: Resource Description and Access into the Chinese (Mandarin) language. The National Library of China Publishing House will translate and publish a print version of RDA in Mandarin and distribute it in China and globally. The translation effort by the National Library of China Publishing House is primarily focused on providing RDA in print to a wider audience for further research of the new standard and evaluating its viability for use in Chinese libraries.
Rojas Eberhard Editores and ALA Publishing have signed an agreement, according to which the Bogotá-based publisher will be responsible for the publication and global distribution of the Spanish-language version of the new set of cataloguing standards for print and digital media in libraries and beyond, RDA: Resource Description and Access.
The Library of Congress (LC) announced today that they would move forward with full implementation of RDA: Resource Description and Access on March 31, 2013. LC cited the significant progress that has been made toward addressing the recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee report of June 2011, and the need for sufficient lead time to prepare staff for the switch to RDA cataloging as reasons for the timing of this decision. The U.S.
The first quarterly update from the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee was released on January 16, 2012. Read the full announcement.
The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group (formerly DCMI/RDA Task Group ) , and ALA Publishing (on behalf of the co-publishers of RDA) are pleased to announce the publication of a second set of vocabulary terms as linked open data. The RDA Carrier Type , Content Type and Media Type vocabularies have been reviewed, approved, and their status in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) changed to ‘published.’ The finished vocabularies can be viewed following the links from the terms above. (The links lead to the description of the vocabulary itself, the specific terms can be viewed under the tab for ‘concepts’).
Publisher De Gruyter collaborates with the American Library Association (ALA) on publishing and distributing the new standard RDA: Resource Description and Access
Berlin, January 20, 2012
ALA Publishing announced that Chris Oliver will serve as copy editor for RDA. In this role, Ms. Oliver, a librarian at McGill University, will address the concerns described in last June’s "Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee." The official announcement can be read on the RDA Toolkit blog.