A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on December 12, 2017. This will be the penultimate release to the current Toolkit before the rollout of the 3R Project. In late January or February we will make a final release which will include only the addition of a Norwegian translation of RDA. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. The details of the December release follow.
There will be no changes to English RDA content in this release. There will be an update to the Finnish and French translations of RDA to bring both in line with the April 2017 Update. These changes will be accompanied by related updates to Suomalaisten kirjastojen linjaukset (Finnish policy statements) and to English and French language policy statements from Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
The release will also include some minor corrections to the German translation and updates to the policy statements from Committee for Library Standards for the application of RDA in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, known as Anwendungsrichtlinien (D-A-CH AWRs) in French.
The synchronization of the Toolkit and the Registry that began in August 2016 and continues in the December release with the extension of the synchronization process to the Finnish and French translations and will continue through the completion of the 3R Project.