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Jane-in, the Summer of Linked Data: the Jane-athon comes to San Francisco

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to attend the second full Jane-athon--and wear some flowers in your hair!

A Jane-athon is a hackathon for metadata about Jane Austen and her works, where catalogers, developers, and vendors get together to explore RDA: Resource Description and Access and its application beyond the MARC environment. The first Jane-athon, Fun with Dick and Jane (and RDA), was a great success and a lot of fun. So make sure to include our event to your conference plans.

Special Release to RDA Toolkit -- Spanish RDA

On March 11 RDA Toolkit rolled out the Spanish translation of RDA. The Spanish translation is accessible to all with a a subscription to RDA Toolkit. Users whose browser language preference is set to Spanish will be automatically logged into the Spanish version of RDA. Users may also log into to their profiles and set Spanish as their preferred language.

Spanish RDA ready for publication

UPDATE: The Spanish translation of RDA is now available. All subscribers can access the Spanish translation as well as all other language versions of RDA hosted on the toolkit. Learn more about Spanish RDA on RDA Toolkit. (Updated 2015.03.15)

Spanish RDA Update

UPDATE: We expect to publish the Spanish translation of RDA on Wednesday, March 11.

RDA Toolkit Release - February 17, 2015

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 17, 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 February release follow.

Instructions for bringing examples of Jane-related resources to the Jane-athon

We are looking forward to seeing all who have registered at the Jane-athon on January 30, 2015, in Chicago.

In preparation for that session, if you are planning on bringing any examples of Jane-related resources with you, we have prepared some best-practices guidelines on bringing those examples, and they are available here: http://rballs.info/topics/p/jane/janex.html.

We hope that you will bring at least a few resources (the real things or facsimiles), but if you cannot, come anyway; we hope to have plenty to share around.

Jane-athon Participant Information form

We would like know a little about our Jane-athon participants so that we can organize everyone into balanced teams with a range of skills and knowledge and to ensure that the day is a comfortable and productive one for everyone involved.

We ask that you please complete and submit the following questionnaire at your earliest convenience. Below you will find four questions regarding your knowledge of Cataloging, RDA, RIMMF, and Linked Data. There is no requirement that you have any minimum level of competence in any of these subject areas.

Fun with Dick and Jane (and RDA): Creating linked data for Jane Austen and Blade Runner

You’ve heard about hackathons--but have you ever heard of a Jane-athon? Drawing on the hackathon model of bringing people together to explore new ideas by setting them to task equipped only with software and their collective gumption and enthusiasm, ALA Publishing and the RDA Development Team announce the first ever event designed to catalog Jane Austen resources with software specifically designed to use RDA: Resource Description and Access.

RDA Toolkit Release - October 14, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on October 14, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is made on the second Tuesday of the month. 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.

Presentations on RDA status and perspectives 2014

The presentations given at the IFLA Satellite Meeting RDA: Resource Description and Access – status and perspectives 2014 are available on the website of the German National Library.

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