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RDA Toolkit Usage Reports Now Available

After a long absence related to the RDA Toolkit site migration in January, usage reporting is again available. The usage reports are available through the Administration link in the bottom banner of the official RDA Toolkit. Access to the usage data is dependent on the subscription administrator accepting an invite that will be sent out in the next 24 hours.

The subscription administration part of the site is now hosted by LibLynx and has changed significantly. Here are some major changes to be aware of. 

Coming Soon: August 1st Webinar and Usage Statistics rrobinson Tue, 07/19/2022 - 14:43

ALA Digital Reference's webinar series will continue Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11 AM CT/Chicago time with Damian Iseminger's virtual iteration of his #ALAAC22 program RDA Linked Data Forum. Damian will present on how RDA and RDA Toolkit are now optimized for linked data environments in the wake of the 3R Project and answer related questions from the audience live.

June 2022 RDA Toolkit Release

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on June 22, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. The changes made to the English text of RDA for this release were almost entirely editorial (correcting typos and other minor corrections). Policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices were also updated. The Finnish translation of RDA was updated to make it current with the March 2022 release of English RDA.

Purchase the 2022 RDA Lab Series and Join Live

This year's RDA Lab Series will consist of six modules, each consisting of four 60-minute sessions. Sessions will take place on Thursdays at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00am Mountain/9:00am Pacific starting on April 28, 2022.

The RDA Lab Series is designed to help participants understand how to apply the new RDA and RDA Toolkit created by the 3R Project. This series will provide hands-on experience using the new RDA and RDA Toolkit with an RDA Lab application profile.

Take Off on the Post-Migration RDA Toolkit with Our New Demo

The recent migration of RDA Toolkit to new servers also included a change in the authentication system for the website. This 26-minute demo, led by James Hennelly, covers changes to login practices and management of subscriptions related to this new environment. The webinar does not cover the application of RDA instructions or concepts, but it is useful for those who manage subscriptions or train cataloging professionals who need to determine how to set up a subscription to RDA Toolkit and get access for their staff or students.