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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. 

Next Release to the RDA Toolkit Beta Site

The next release to the RDA Toolkit beta site was expected to be ready in late September. However, the release will be delayed to October 9th in order to include a substantial update to the MARC 21 mapping, in both content and display. The display change will include organizing the mappings into separate ordered lists for bibliographic and authority mappings. These lists, which can be quite long in some instances, will be hidden to prevent excessive scrolling. The lists can be opened with a single click.

Other highlights to the October 9th release include...

A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit

At the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June, the members of the RDA Steering Committee and friends organized a day-long event called "A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit". If you missed the event, you can still learn a thing or two about the new RDA Toolkit through slides and video from the event, all linked below. 

NOTE: The beta site is a work in progress and is not yet approved by the RDA Steering Committee for use in cataloging. 

Slides of the presentations can be found here.