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.
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.
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.
The following is a guest post from Deborah Fritz, a principal in the firm of TMQ, Inc. (The MARC of Quality) and part of the development team for RIMMF (an RDA data creation tool based on the constrained RDA elements).
A recent article, titled “3 tips for product descriptions on websites”, and posted in the 02 September 2014 issue of OCLC Abstracts is geared towards marketing products via the web, but should, I think, be required reading for all creators of bibliographic metadata (catalogers) and their library colleagues and administrators.
The Co-Publishers of RDA have set the August Release of RDA Toolkit for Tuesday, August 19th. The release will include an update of the German translation of RDA that will make the translation current through the April 2014 Update of RDA. The new translation will include all changes to RDA since the May 2013 release of the initial German translation. These changes include the rewording of RDA in 2013, the July 2013 and April 2014 RDA Updates, and all Fast Track changes through April 2014.
At their 2014 meeting the Committee of Principals (CoP) created a new vision and agreed four Strategic Priorities that will form the basis of their Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on August 19, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month; however the August release was delayed a week in order to ensure the proper display of new content. 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 August release follow.
In the interest of addressing open technical issues related to the application of RDA, RDA Toolkit and the RDA Registry, a working group comprising representatives of the developers of RDA and representatives of related bibliographic data schema and system developers has been formed. The group has been named the RDA Toolkit Technical Committee and is tasked with addressing technical issues in the following areas.
With implementation of RDA growing and the rollout phase of RDA Toolkit completed, the Co-Publishers of RDA Toolkit are focusing on a new phase of RDA Toolkit development. Going froward we will seek to improve services and systems used by both subscribers and authoring groups. Dakota Systems has been selected to provide technology services as we make changes to the content management and authoring systems in the coming months. In the coming months we will introduce a new approach to collecting community input on needed improvements to the user experience of RDA Toolkit.
We here at RDA Toolkit are very excited about "What is an RDA Record?", a forum we are hosting at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. More details below. If you are in the Las Vegas area at that time, we hope you will attend.
Time: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center - S220
Presenters: Gordon Dunsire, Deborah Fritz, and Diane Hillmann