3R Project

Teaching RDA After 3R

Join us on Monday, August 19th for a 90 minute workshop on Teaching RDA After 3R with Brian Dobreski. Geared toward LIS instructors responsible for teaching RDA as well as practitioners who perform staff training, this webinar covers strategies for introducing students to the new RDA Toolkit. This webinar addresses how to teach students to use the new Toolkit, with an emphasis on how to navigate RDA and understand its setup, how to find what they need, and how they can take advantage of new functionality important to learners.

Where to Find Examples in the Beta Toolkit jhennelly Mon, 07/02/2018 - 01:38

We have heard from some users that examples have been few and far between. Because the RDA text is still a work in progress on the beta site, it has been difficult to write examples. When the 3R Project is complete we expect there to be many more examples in the new Toolkit as compared to the original one. Also the new Toolkit will feature new types of examples, including examples for recording methods, relationship examples, and examples in context. The attached list will guide users to instructions with a variety of examples.

Recording Available: RDA Beta Site Demo kbane Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:16

Starting later this month, we will present bi-monthly demos of the beta site. The demos will walk users through the new beta site. The demos will be hosted on the GoTo Meeting platform which will only allow 100 attendees to login at the time of the demo. We will not take registrations for the demos. We will open up the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time. This will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. These demos will be recorded and posted online afterwards.

Explore the Recent Changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit kbane Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:43

RDA Online Orientation Series

The English language version of RDA stabilized in April 2019. In July, the RDA Online Orientations, a program of educational events, will roll out. These events will provide an introduction to illustrative examples of the many changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit introduced during the 3R Project.

April Update to the Beta Site jhennelly Mon, 04/29/2019 - 23:10

Today there will be a new release to the RDA Toolkit beta site. The release will go live in the evening in North America. Part of the release is still in a testing phase and will follow in a week or two. An announcement will go out when the follow-up release is live.

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit kbane Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:23

On April 30, there will be a major update to the RDA Toolkit BETA site that will include a stabilized version of the English test as well as added and improved functionality to the BETA site. A detailed announcement about this release is coming. However, join us on May 10 for a free 90-minute webinar that will review the impact of the April 30 update. You'll learn about the new entities and concepts that have emerged from the IFLA Library Reference Model and the restructuring of the RDA standard. You'll also be provided with a demo of the new BETA site's functionality and features.

A Deeper Dive into RDA jhennelly Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:58

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month, members of the RDA Steering Committee were able to host a three hour event titled "A Deeper Dive into RDA" The time slot and venue was generously donated to the RSC by the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access.The presentations and subsequent question and answers sessions were recorded, and the recordings have been posted on the RDA YouTube channel

The event included the following presentations.

Important Note on Beta Site Update (December) jhennelly Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:50

This Wednesday evening (December 12th) an update to the beta site will introduce changes to the appellation elements  as well as a range of other corrections and revision to other files.

News from the RSC Meeting

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) met in October on the campus of McGill University in Montréal, Québec. This week the RSC posted key documents describing the events and outcomes of that meeting. The most important outcome of the meeting is the announcement that  the English language version of the revised RDA standard will stabilize in April 2019. Learn more about the RDA stabilization and the RSC meeting in the following documents. 

Statement on Instruction Numbering jhennelly Fri, 07/06/2018 - 13:20

The publishers of RDA Toolkit and the RDA Steering Committee have been closely monitoring feedback on the new RDA Toolkit beta site. Based on comments provided via the online form, public forums, and various discussion lists, it has become clear that the absence of instruction numbers is challenging for some users, especially those involved in cataloging training and education. This issue does not come as a surprise to those of us involved in the 3R Project. It is one we have been discussing and debating for the last two years.