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RDA Toolkit Release – February 9, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 10, 2016. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the February release follow.

Special Release to RDA Toolkit -- Finnish and Spanish RDA

On December 8 RDA Toolkit published the Finnish language translation of RDA and an update to the Spanish language translation. The Finnish translation is accessible to all with a subscription to RDA Toolkit. Users whose browser language preference is set to Finnish will be automatically logged into the Finnish version of RDA. Users may also log into to their profiles and set Finnish as their preferred language. This special December release was added to enable RDA training in Finland to proceed with access to Finnish translation.

Finnish Translation of RDA Ready

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.

Pub Date: 
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 - 12:03 am America/Chicago

RDA in translation – Finnish

RDA-ohjeiden (Resource Description and Access) suomennos julkaistaan RDA Toolkit –palvelussa joulukuussa 2015.

Kansalliskirjasto suomensi englanninkielisen RDA-tekstin vuosien 2012-2015 aikana. Sopimus suomennoksen julkaisemisesta RDA Toolkitissa allekirjoitettiin Kansalliskirjaston ja RDAn julkaisijayhteisön (the RDA Co-Publishers) kesken marraskuussa 2014.

RDA Toolkit Support Center

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Update to RDA Examples

The RDA Examples have been updated to reflect changes in the RDA instructions and the MARC 21 bibliographic and authority formats. Some examples have been replaced, and a few new examples have been added. These examples show an RDA element set view and a MARC encoding view of bibliographic and authority records. The examples are freely available to all. No subscription to RDA Toolkit is required to access and download the examples.

Thing-athon: strings and things in RDA and linked data

The Thing-athon is a hackathon for metadata created using RDA: Resource Description and Access and the RDA editor RIMMF, where catalogers, developers, and vendors get together to explore RDA and its application beyond the MARC environment. The Thing-athon is based on the Jane-athons that focus on Jane Austen and her works; these have been a great success and a lot of fun. So make sure to include our event in your conference plans.

RDA Toolkit Release – October 13, 2015

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on October 13, 2015. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases.

The details of the October release follow.

Looking back at the second Jane-athon

The second Jane-athon, also known as the Jane-In, was held this past Summer in San Francisco. the session sought to build upon the curated r-ball started at the first Jane-athon.

Committee of Principals Governance Transition Plan

Last month the Committee of Principles >a href="http://www.rdatoolkit.org/blog/7770">affirmed their commitment to the internationalization of the RDA standard and stated that a transition plan for the new governance structure prior to the IFLA conference this month. In fulfillment of this task the Committee has released Transition timescales for RDA Governance.

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