A new release of the beta RDA Toolkit was published on September 16th. The release introduces new features and functionality as well as some relocating of RDA content. For a full explanation of notable changes to the RDA text see Notes on the September 16, 2020 RDA Toolkit Release.
As we anticipate the start of the RDA Lab Series on Tuesday, June 30th, we thought you’d like to virtually meet its presenter a little early. Kate James, a cataloging expert and former RDA Steering Committee Examples Editor, tells us about herself and her goals for the upcoming webinars in this feature Q&A. You can hear more from Kate about all things RDA during the series – which is scheduled to run every Tuesday at 2 PM CDT until December 8, 2020.
As we move closer to the completion of the 3R Project and the December switchover of the beta site, we would like to reinforce our continued commitment to collecting community feedback on the redesigned RDA Toolkit, and our support service during this period of transition. Toward that end, we’ve prepared this four-question survey that should take you just a couple of minutes to complete .
RDA should be a core component of any cataloging course or training, and we want to ensure that access is easily available to LIS programs for instructors and students. As of October 17, 2017 we are announcing a new LIS pricing model:
30 users for $500
50 users for $800
The April 2021 release of RDA Toolkit was published on April 6th. It includes the addition of more policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging and the British Library and introduces a small number of Best Practices for the Music Library Association. 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.
With the elevation of the beta site to official status on December 15th, some users may have experienced some issues with accessing the RDA Toolkit. Here are a few reminders about logging in that have not changed and a few things that have.
The RDA-L is moving! By December 18th, we'll be fully migrating our discussions of RDA, RDA Toolkit and related topics from the current electronic discussion list platform (Sympa) to ALA Connect. This new platform will reliably support participation in discussions and simplify the management of discussion archives.
As a plurality of our subscribers are library and information science program instructors and their students, we are happy to announce the option of stable multi-year pricing for library and information science (LIS) program RDA Toolkit subscriptions.