News & Information

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,

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...

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

 

RDA Colloquium in Mexico City

An international group of librarians met in Mexico City earlier this month to discuss RDA and its future in Latin America. The 1er Coloquio sobre RDA en América Latina: Retos de la implementación del nuevo RDA Toolkit en las bibliotecas de América Latina (First Colloquium on RDA in Latin America: Challenges of Implementing the new RDA Toolkit in Latin American Libraries) was held at the Biblioteca Nacional de México and the included presentations by cataloging leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and of course Mexico.

What's New with the Beta Site

This week a new release was published to the RDA Toolkit beta site. The release included a wide range of changes to RDA content--corrections to typos and format issues, edits for consistency and clarity, as well as additions of new or further developed text. This release builds upon the August release and includes several improvements on the site functionality, but the beta site remains under development and not authorized for use in cataloging work.