News & Information

National Archive Adopting RDA

Late last year the National Archive of the United States announced that it would adopt RDA as its standard for authority records. In a blog post dated December 20, 2016, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, describes the process that led the Archive to t adopt RDA and states that the decision is "yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community" in adopting RDA for authority records.

RSC announcement regarding IFLA-LRM

Following their November meeting in Frankfurt, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) announced their plans for the implementation of IFLA's Library Reference Model (LRM) in RDA. Although the LRM has not yet been officially approved and published by IFLA, the RSC felt the need to get in front of this work in light of the production opportunities already underway with the 3R Project and that any modifications to LRM prior to official approval would not be significant.

 

 

BNE Adopts RDA

This past November the La Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) announced that it will adopt RDA as the standard for cataloging its collection. The English translation of the announcement follows. The Spanish version of the announcement can be found here.

3R Project Status Report #1

This is the first of what will be a series of status updates on the progress of the 3R project. You may recall from the October announcement that 3R stands for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign. This project will end with the rollout of a new RDA Toolkit in April 2018 that will include significant improvements to both the standard and to the Toolkit. Since the announcement the following important steps have been taken.

RDA at the ALA Midwinter

The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R Project) will be a major focus of discussion at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The project aims to significantly improve the functionality and utility of RDA Toolkit and will include revisions to RDA based on the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM).

At Midwinter in Atlanta, the Co-Publishers of RDA will be hosting two important events that seek to share information about the 3R Project with the public and to get feedback on the project plans.

Kickoff Announcement

In 2017 the Co-Publishers of RDA and RDA Toolkit will undertake a major project to enhance the RDA Toolkit website so that it can better meet the needs of its user and play a more productive role in their work. The Toolkit debuted in 2010 and by any standard practice it is time for a site redesign to adjust to changes to the online environment.