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Site Redesign Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that we will roll out a new rdatoolkit.org site next week! Just to clarify rdatoolkit.org is this very information and communication site that serves as a kind of entrance way to the RDA Toolkit proper. Our goal is to make the site easier to navigate and more illuminating. The updated site will include a more dynamic home page with images and headlines that will make valuable information more conspicuous and accessible.

Keri Cascio Joining RDA Board

Effective immediately, Keri Cascio will represent the American Library Association (ALA) on the Board of Directors for Resource, Description and Access (RDA), a unified cataloging standard designed for the global, digital world and metadata users in many environments.

RDA Toolkit Release – February 14, 2017

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 14, 2017. 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.

Content Updates

RDA at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta

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).

Transforming RDA

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.

New RDA examples from the RSC

Two new diagram examples of specific RDA related work relationships have been posted by the RDA Steering Committee.

RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project

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.

RDA Toolkit Release – October 18, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on October 18, 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 October release follow.

RDA Toolkit Release – August 9, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on August 9, 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 August release follow.

Content Updates

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.

RDA Essentials webinar with Thomas Brenndorfer

This month the Co-Publishers of RDA released RDA Essentials by Thomas Brenndorfer, librarian at Guelph (Ont.) Public Library. The book is concise to RDA cataloging, and, in order to better introduce users to the terrific resource, ALA Publishing is offering a free webinar led by Mr. Brenndorfer on Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 pm (CDT; UTC -5). The webinar will highlight the book's features and illustrate best practices for using it in your work. Mr.

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