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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on April 12, 2016. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month. Releases typically contain changes 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 April release follow.
On March 8th, RDA Toolkit published the Italian language translation of RDA. The new translation is accessible to all with a subscription to RDA Toolkit. Users whose browser language preference is set to Italian will be automatically logged into the Italian version of RDA. Users may also log into to their profiles and set Italian as their preferred language. This special March release was added to enable RDA training in Italian to proceed with access to translation. The translation is complete through the April 2014 update to RDA.
Nel 2014 è stato firmato l’accordo tra ALA Publishing, per conto dei co-editori di RDA, e l’Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane (ICCU) per i diritti di traduzione dello standard internazionale per la descrizione e l'accesso alle risorse RDA Resource Description and Access.
Con questo accordo l’ICCU acquisisce i diritti esclusivi per la traduzione italiana dello standard, garantisce la qualità e fedeltà al testo inglese e si impegna a inserire i testi relativi allo standard che sono tradotti in RDA Toolkit.
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.