In 2014 ALA Publishing, on behalf of the RDA Co-Publishers, signed an agreement on the Italian language rights translation in RDA: Resource Description and Access with the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries (ICCU) that is responsible for the translation of the Italian language version of the new cataloguing standard. ICCU acquires the exclusive license for the Italian translation of the standard and it is licensed to publish the digital version in RDA Toolkit.
On December 8th a Finnish language translation of RDA will be published on RDA Toolkit. This work is the end result of an agreement reached last year between the Co-Publishers of RDA and the National Library of Finland. The translation is a important step in the implementation of RDA as a cataloging standard in Finland, and the national Library of Finland is committed to updating and maintaining Finnish RDA so that it is current with the changes to the original (English language) RDA text. The translation to be published on December 8th is current through the April 2015 update to RDA.
The Co-Publishers of RDA have set the August Release of RDA Toolkit for Tuesday, August 19th. The release will include an update of the German translation of RDA that will make the translation current through the April 2014 Update of RDA. The new translation will include all changes to RDA since the May 2013 release of the initial German translation. These changes include the rewording of RDA in 2013, the July 2013 and April 2014 RDA Updates, and all Fast Track changes through April 2014.
At their 2014 meeting the Committee of Principals (CoP) created a new vision and agreed four Strategic Priorities that will form the basis of their Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
The Co-Publishers of RDA have set the April Release of RDA Toolkit for Tuesday April 22. The release will include the RDA Update from the JSC. The Update will contain changes related to approved proposals from the November 2013 JSC meeting. These changes are currently available in the “Sec final” versions of the proposals posted on the JSC web site. Typically releases occur on the second Tuesday of a month; however, due to the extent and complexity of this year's update we have pushed the publish date back two weeks.
Effective January 1, 2014 RDA Toolkit will be extending a new pricing model as shown below. This change makes introducing and implementing RDA: Resource Description Access more accessible for small cataloging departments, more fairly distributing the cost across all sizes of institutions. This simplified pricing model with solo and one-user site subscriptions combined into one option makes it easier to subscribe and renew. The price chart below reflects cost per user.
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.