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New Concept Series Returns jhennelly Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:37

RDA Online Orientation Series

RDA is bringing back the New Concept series that debuted last July. The series is part of the RDA Online Orientation Project that provides an introduction to the many changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit introduced during the 3R Project.  

The New Concept Series of five webinars explores both new entities introduced by the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) and other key concepts. This series includes the following presentations:

Marketing Resources Now Available

You can find RDA-related marketing materials as downloadable PDFs now available on our website. This new tab has been added to the above toolbar located on the far right-hand side or simply click here. On this page, you can find materials in different languages with other languages soon to be added. Feel free to submit a request if you want to see materials in a language not yet listed to: rdatoolkit@ala.org.

Statement on 3R Project Completion jhennelly Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:44

Current Status

With the April and September 2019 releases to the RDA Toolkit beta site, the RDA text has been stabilized and the site has met project goals for accessibility and revision reporting. This wraps up 3R work on the English language version of the standard and the site. The focus of work has shifted to translations and the development of policy statements and application profiles. Translations are well under way with expectations that nine translations will be published in the next 15 months.

3R Accessibility Goals Met jhennelly Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:33

One of the most important goals of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (commonly known as the 3R Project) was to bring the site into compliance with current accessibility standards. More specifically the goal was to reach a AA rating according the the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. After the stabilization of the standard in  April of this year, the beta site underwent a full evaluation by an independent consulting firm which returned a list of accessibility issues with the beta site.

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit - Spanish Translation kbane Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:37

The 90-minute webinar that aired on May 10th is now available in Spanish on our YouTube page. The webinar reviewed the impact of the April 30th update to the beta site. Presenters included:

 

Kathy Glennan, Chair of RDA Steering Committee

James Hennelly, Director of RDA Toolkit

 

The presentations are available below:

https://youtu.be/LaQOXd-KiKA

Revision History on the Beta Site jhennelly Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:54

The September 5, 2019 release to the beta RDA Toolkit included the introduction to the Revision History section of the Toolkit.This new section of the Toolkit is meant to more effectively address users' need to track and comprehend significant changes to the RDA standard. This section is very much a beta version itself and any feedback on how it might be approved is welcome.

September Update to Beta RDA Toolkit jhennelly Thu, 09/05/2019 - 21:50

On September 5th a new release was published to the beta RDA Toolkit. The release features significant developments to the site in regard to accessibility and revision tracking.

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.

The rdaaust discussion list becomes rdaoceania jhennelly Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:31

Followers of RDA may be aware of the existence of the Australian RDA discussion list, rdaaust, which was set up ahead of the implementation of RDA in 2010. A major change has occurred with this list as explained by Jenny Stephens of the National Library of Australia and secretary of the Oceania RDA Committee (ORDAC) in a recent post to the RDA-L list. 

RDA-L Experiencing Problems : August 14 Update kbane Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:18

RDA-L is experiencing problems and messages to the list serve are not being received. We are aware of the issue and looking into it. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: The following message was posted to the RDA-L list on August 14, 2019.

Hello all,