News & Information

Practical Implications: A Look at Cataloguing a Book Using the New RDA

On August 21 of this year, the European RDA Interest Group, along with the IFLA Cataloguing Section and the IFLA Committee on Standards, sponsored an IFLA World Library and Information Congress satellite meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the Central Library of Aristotle University. The program covered a wide range of RDA topics and included speakers from Africa, Europe and North America.

The rdaaust discussion list becomes rdaoceania jhennelly Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:31

Followers of RDA may be aware of the existence of the Australian RDA discussion list, rdaaust, which was set up ahead of the implementation of RDA in 2010. A major change has occurred with this list as explained by Jenny Stephens of the National Library of Australia and secretary of the Oceania RDA Committee (ORDAC) in a recent post to the RDA-L list. 

Recording Available: RDA Beta Site Demo

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.

Citation Numbering Arrives

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.