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RDA Toolkit Release - April 22, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on April 22, 2014. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month. This release was pushed back to fourth Tuesday due to number and complexity of changes associated with the RDA Update. 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.

April Release of Toolkit Set for April 22

The Co-Publishers of RDA have set the April Release of RDA Toolkit for Tuesday April 22. The release will include the RDA Update from the JSC. The Update will contain changes related to approved proposals from the November 2013 JSC meeting. These changes are currently available in the “Sec final” versions of the proposals posted on the JSC web site. Typically releases occur on the second Tuesday of a month; however, due to the extent and complexity of this year's update we have pushed the publish date back two weeks.

RDA Toolkit Release - February 11, 2014

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 11, 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 February release follow.

More on the Publication of RDA Element Vocabularies

On Monday, January 20th, the JSC announced that the "RDA elements and relationship designators have been published in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) as Resource Description Framework (RDF) element sets suitable for linked data and semantic Web applications." (Read the full announcement.) This published version of the RDA element sets builds on several years of work by the DCMI/RDA Task Group.

Publication of the RDA Element Vocabularies

The following statement was posted on the JSC website on Monday, 20 January 2014. Learn more about this announcement in our blog post on this subject.

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RDA Toolkit Release - November 12, 2013

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on November 12, 2013. 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 November release follow.

RDA Toolkit Announces Price Change Effective January 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014 RDA Toolkit will be extending a new pricing model as shown below. This change makes introducing and implementing RDA: Resource Description Access more accessible for small cataloging departments, more fairly distributing the cost across all sizes of institutions. This simplified pricing model with solo and one-user site subscriptions combined into one option makes it easier to subscribe and renew. The price chart below reflects cost per user.

RDA-226 Allow side-by-side views of two different language versions of RDA

Use Case

Because translated versions of RDA will often trail the English version of RDA, several users have commented that they need to be able to look at two language version side-by-side

RDA-225 Add a quick language change option

Use Case

Some users have expressed an interest in being able to switch the language setting of RDA Toolkit without having to log into their profile.

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