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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.

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.

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit

On April 30, there will be a major update to the RDA Toolkit BETA site that will include a stabilized version of the English test as well as added and improved functionality to the BETA site. A detailed announcement about this release is coming. However, join us on May 10 for a free 90-minute webinar that will review the impact of the April 30 update. You'll learn about the new entities and concepts that have emerged from the IFLA Library Reference Model and the restructuring of the RDA standard. You'll also be provided with a demo of the new BETA site's functionality and features.

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.