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RDA-L Experiencing Problems : August 14 Update kbane Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:18

RDA-L is experiencing problems and messages to the list serve are not being received. We are aware of the issue and looking into it. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: The following message was posted to the RDA-L list on August 14, 2019.

Hello all,

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.

Citation Numbering Arrives jhennelly Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:30

Citation numbering has been added to the beta site in response to a user need to reference RDA passages in print materials and other non-digital communications. 

The format for these numbers is XX.XX.XX.XX. The numbers are random, permanent, and searchable. 

Numbers will be accessible from the popup tool bar. Simply highlight text for which you want a citation number. This will bring up the popup toolbar.

The Follow-Up Release jhennelly Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:22

On April 30th release to the RDA Toolkit beta site included some significant changes to the RDA standard and improvements to site features and functions. A few of the planned improvements to the site were not ready for the release, but will be added this evening. This follow-up release includes...

RDA at ALA Annual Conference kbane Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:55

RDA Toolkit Redesign Workshop

Friday, June 21st - 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Location: WCC - Rm 144B-C

Recording Available: Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit kbane Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:57

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit

 

The 90-minute webinar that aired on May 10th is now available. The webinar reviewed the impact of the April 30th update to the beta site. Presenters included:

Kathy Glennan, Chair of RDA Steering Committee

James Hennelly, Director of RDA Toolkit

 

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.