News & Information

Countdown Clock for Original RDA Toolkit Set for May 2026 jhennelly Tue, 05/23/2023 - 09:44

The RDA Board in consultation with the Copyright Holders of RDA have determined that a hard date for the removal of the original RDA Toolkit website is needed. This determination was made against a backdrop of giving user communities plenty of time for planning in their transition to official RDA. The Board plans to begin a countdown clock in May 2026 (specific date still to be determined), with the removal of the original Toolkit taking place a year later—May 2027. This plan was presented to the RDA Steering Committee last week, and the RSC fully supported this decision.

Teaching RDA in the LIS Classroom: Report and Webinar

In September 2021, Elisa Sze of the University of Toronto was appointed to the position of Education and Orientation Officer for the RDA Steering Committee (RSC). Her charge as EOO is to liaise with LIS educators and instructors across multiple regions, creating an informal network of RDA educators and instructors and feeding the perspectives and needs of the educational community back to the RSC.

Update: Concurrency Reports Now Available

UPDATE: RDA Toolkit concurrency reporting is now available through the LibLynx admin site. How to access LibLynx is described below. Once you are logged in you can select the Usage Control tabs. There you will find graphs tracking daily peak concurrency over the past 30 days and monthly peak concurrency for the past 12 months. Currently these reports cannot be exported to a spreadsheet, but that capability will be added soon.

 

Experience RDA Events at #ALAAC22 This Month rrobinson Fri, 06/24/2022 - 15:28

RDA educational programs sponsored by the American Library Association will be presented at ALA Annual in Washington, DC June 24th through June 27th. 

View Our May 25th Ask Us Anything (Zoom) rrobinson Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:35

ALA Digital Reference and the RSC presented Ask the RDA Steering Committee Anything about RDA Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM Chicago time.

Kate James presents "Use Cases for Official RDA" rrobinson Sun, 04/24/2022 - 22:33

The following article was written in April 2022 by Kate James, instructor for the 2022 RDA Lab Series - which commences virtually this month.  Learn more about the series here.

Use Cases for Official RDA 

by Kate James

Purchase the 2022 RDA Lab Series and Join Live rrobinson Mon, 04/04/2022 - 08:44

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.

Important New Login Information jhennelly Mon, 02/07/2022 - 08:07

Due to changes related to the recent site migration, we have encountered a major issue related to profile logins. In order to resolve this issue we have had to make a change to how IP authentication works. Users will no longer be instantly logged into their account with IP authentication. Going forward, to access both the official RDA Toolkit and the original site via IP authentication, you will have to click the login button without filling in a username or password. Here's a quick breakdown on how to login into RDA Toolkit.