News & Information

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.

 

Coming Soon: August 1st Webinar and Usage Statistics

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.

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

Important New Login Information

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.

Server Migration Update

UPDATE: As of 3pm CST on January 14th, the migration is complete. 

UPDATE: The migration process is underway. You may encounter a brief disruption to service as the change propagates across the internet. Simply clear your browser cache and refresh. Contact us at rdatoolkit@ala.org if you experience an access issue that lasts longer than an hour.

UPDATE: The migration has been postponed to Friday, January 14th.

July 2021 RDA Toolkit Release

The July 2021 release of RDA Toolkit was published on July 15th. It includes the addition of more policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices. There are also fixes and minor improvements to existing Toolkit functionality, including the introduction of blue highlight in the yellow Condition boxes to improve visibility.

2022 Pricing for RDA Toolkit Announced

Effective January 1, 2022, list prices for annual institutional subscriptions to RDA Toolkit - purchased directly through the ALA or the RDA Toolkit website - will range from $197 USD (for 1 user) to $167 USD (for 20 or more users). Our full 2022 list pricing follows:

1 user:                 $197 USD per user

2 to 4 users:        $189 USD per user

5 to 9 users:        $186 USD per user

10 to 14 users:    $180 USD per user

15 to 19 users:    $174 USD per user

20+ users:           $167 USD per user