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.

Where to Find Examples in the Beta Toolkit

We have heard from some users that examples have been few and far between. Because the RDA text is still a work in progress on the beta site, it has been difficult to write examples. When the 3R Project is complete we expect there to be many more examples in the new Toolkit as compared to the original one. Also the new Toolkit will feature new types of examples, including examples for recording methods, relationship examples, and examples in context. The attached list will guide users to instructions with a variety of examples.

Un avant-goût du RDA Toolkit officiel

Dominique Bourassa of Yale University will conduct a French language webinar on terminology of the Official RDA Toolkit and how to "decipher" instructions to catalog a monograph. The webinar is free to all. A full description with registration information follows.

Un avant-goût du RDA Toolkit officiel

Formatrice : Dominique Bourassa

Date et heure : 10 h-11 h CST, le jeudi 8 décembre 2022

Community Resources Plan jhennelly Mon, 10/17/2022 - 15:47

After discussions with the RSC regarding the Community Resources (CR) area of RDA Toolkit, the following plan has been established to address CR structure and services. 

CR Goals and Requirements

September 2022 RDA Toolkit Release

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on September 28, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. There were a handful of minor changes to the English RDA text related to RSC approval of two proposals at its July meeting. The Finnish translation was updated to make it current with the English language version in this release. Policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library, the Music Library Association Best Practices, and the Suomalaiset linjaukset were also updated.

June 2022 RDA Toolkit Release

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on June 22, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. The changes made to the English text of RDA for this release were almost entirely editorial (correcting typos and other minor corrections). Policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices were also updated. The Finnish translation of RDA was updated to make it current with the March 2022 release of English RDA.

April 2021 RDA Toolkit Release

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.