News & Information

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.

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.

Posting for RSC Secretary

The RDA Board and RDA Steering Committee (RSC) are seeking a qualified library professional with expertise in RDA and cataloging to take on the role of RSC Secretary. The purpose of the role is to support and coordinate processes which support the development and promotion of RDA. This is a contract position with a 3-year term, and there is no location requirement (the work may be done from home). There will be a period of overlap with the term of the current secretary to allow for thorough training and a fluid transition for this crucial post.

Introducing the Master Profile

In the past six months two new translations (Finnish and Italian) and a new set of policy statements (Finnish SKLs) have been added to RDA Toolkit, bringing the total of toolkit translations to five and policy statements documents to five. Of course this means more colorful icons popping up in the RDA display.