RDA at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

RDA at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans


RDA Toolkit and the RDA Steering Committee will host three events at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. We hope you are able to join us for one or all of these events.

A Practical Introduction to the new RDA Toolkit - SOLD OUT
Fri., June 22, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: MCC Rm 356
Event Code: ALA3


A beta version of the new Toolkit for community feedback will be publicly released on June 13th. This pre-conference will be the first opportunity for catalogers to tour the new Toolkit in a group setting and to provide their thoughts and reactions to the RDA Steering Committee. James Hennelly from ALA Publishing will review the features and functionality, including the improvements to profiles and to user-created documentation that will make working with the Toolkit easier. There will be a walk-through of the new "data dictionary" structure of the element instructions, with orientation and navigation tips. New styles and features for examples will be shown. RDA Steering Committee (RSC) members will talk about the changes to RDA content from a practical perspective. What is the difference between a preferred name or title and an access point? What new elements have been added? Why did relationship designators turn into elements, and how are they used? What has changed for aggregates and and serials? Participants can bring their own questions for RSC experts. A small celebration to mark the public release of the new Toolkit will conclude the event.


RDA Update Forum
Sat. June 23, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: HIL Rm Churchill B1

The RDA Forum will focus on the release of the redesigned RDA Toolkit and revisions to the standard. James Hennelly, director of RDA Toolkit, will provide an introduction of the new design, and members of the RSC and/or NARDAC will provide updates on their recent activities. Time will be reserved for a Q&A session after the presentations.


RDA Linked Data Forum
Mon., June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: MCC Rm 281-282

The forum will address how linked data has impacted the 3R project and how the redesigned Toolkit and Registry support a linked data environment. Speakers to be announced. Time will be reserved for a Q&A session after the presentations.