Conferences and Events

Register for Free RDA Toolkit Demo and LIS Teaching Webinars

Registration is now open for two free webinars to be held this July and August respectively. Led by ALA Digital Reference Director James Hennelly, the first free webinar is a new one-hour RDA Toolkit Demo that covers RDA Toolkit releases and updates introduced since the last demo was presented in January. It will be presented live on July 16, 2021 beginning at 11 AM CDT (5 PM London time, 6 PM Cairo time) and recorded for those who are unable to participate live.

March NARDAC Forum Recording rrobinson Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:21

The virtual NARDAC Update Forum was presented on Monday, March 29, at 12:00 noon Central time. Speakers included members of NARDAC (North American RDA Committee) and RSC (RDA Steering Committee).  Involved NARDAC members included Thomas Brenndorfer, Stephen Hearn, Clara Liao, Robert Maxwell, Melanie Polutta, and Thi Bao Tran Phan. 

RDA Lab Series returns rrobinson Thu, 02/04/2021 - 18:14

The RDA Lab Series, a weekly presentation of live webinars by cataloger and recent RDA Steering Committee member Kate James, has returned with new Q&A opportunities.  Scheduled to run from February 23, 2021 to August 18, 2021 CDT, this iteration of the familiar series invites registrants to work with the new RDA Toolkit in either one of two time slots of their choosing.  Registrants can also purchase series recordings for viewing at their leisure.  While designed specifically for the time convenience of u

View Free RDA Toolkit Demo

On January 26th a free live demo was held to introduce the public to the redesigned RDA Toolkit. Now that the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R) is complete, it is a good time to get acquainted with all the features and functions of the new Toolkit. The hour-long webinar, New RDA Toolkit Demo, covered navigating and searching the improved RDA Toolkit, new features and functions of the site, and some tips for getting the most out of it.

A Fun Thing to Do at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

RDA Toolkit is hosting a preconference workshop at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The workshop aims to demystify the beta site and prepare catalogers for the future transition to the updated standard. New terms and concepts will be explained and their understanding reinforced through hands-on exercises. Basic information about the beta RDA Toolkit, including structure, navigation, and important changes to RDA content, will also be provided.

RSC Heading to Santiago for Annual Meeting

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will convene in Santiago, Chile for its annual meeting during the week of October 21-25. The RSC will be hosted by the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. This is the first time that the RSC meeting has has been held in Latin America, and the meeting was arranged to align with the Second Colloquium on RDA in Latin America, which will be held nearby at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.

Practical Implications: A Look at Cataloguing a Book Using the New RDA jhennelly Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:08

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.