RDA News &amp; Information https://www.rdatoolkit.org/news/rss.xml en View Free RDA Toolkit Demo https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/239 <article data-history-node-id="239" about="/index.php/node/239" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="teaser-image-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="/index.php/node/239"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/January%202021%20Webinar.jpg?itok=rfOXsLQ_" width="480" height="319" alt="January 2021 webinar" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/index.php/node/239" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">View Free RDA Toolkit Demo</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>1 month ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/59" lang="" about="/index.php/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="with-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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, <em>New RDA Toolkit Demo</em>, 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.</p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/node/239" rel="tag" title="View Free RDA Toolkit Demo" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about View Free RDA Toolkit Demo</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:23:30 +0000 jhennelly 239 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org A Few Reminders about Logging into RDA Toolkit https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/236 <article data-history-node-id="236" about="/index.php/node/236" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="teaser-image-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="/index.php/node/236"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/Accessing%20the%20Toolkit.jpg?itok=UiAUjKZC" width="480" height="319" alt="Accessing the Toolkit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/index.php/node/236" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Few Reminders about Logging into RDA Toolkit</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>2 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/59" lang="" about="/index.php/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="with-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With the elevation of the beta site to official status on December 15th, some users may have experienced some issues with accessing the RDA Toolkit. Here are a few reminders about logging in that have not changed and a few things that have. </p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/node/236" rel="tag" title="A Few Reminders about Logging into RDA Toolkit" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about A Few Reminders about Logging into RDA Toolkit</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sun, 20 Dec 2020 04:17:28 +0000 jhennelly 236 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org RDA and MARC 21 alignments https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/233 <article data-history-node-id="233" about="/node/233" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/node/233" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RDA and MARC 21 alignments</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>2 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="without-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>RDA Toolkit has always offered an alignment between RDA elements and the MARC 21 Authority and Bibliographic formats. This is not, strictly speaking, a linked data or semantic map because there is no formal representation of MARC 21 in Resource Description Framework (RDF). Instead, an alignment matches an RDA element to a string that represents the corresponding MARC 21 tag, indicators, and subfield. The alignments are one-to-many: a single RDA element aligns with multiple combinations of tag, indicators, and subfield. The alignments are complex.<br /></p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/233" rel="tag" title="RDA and MARC 21 alignments" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about RDA and MARC 21 alignments</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:05:42 +0000 jhennelly 233 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org December 2020 RDA Toolkit Release https://www.rdatoolkit.org/December2020release <article data-history-node-id="234" about="/index.php/December2020release" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/index.php/December2020release" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">December 2020 RDA Toolkit Release</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>2 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/59" lang="" about="/index.php/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="without-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A new release of the beta RDA Toolkit was published on December 15th. The release marks the end of the <a href="https://www.rdatoolkit.org/3RProject">RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project</a>, commonly known as the 3R Project. With this release the beta Toolkit site that debuted in 2018 becomes the official RDA Toolkit, available at access.rdatoolkit.org. The original RDA Toolkit will remain available to all subscribers at original.rdatoolkit.org. The original site can also be accessed from the new Toolkit through the Resources tab and from the top banner menu bar.</p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/December2020release" rel="tag" title="December 2020 RDA Toolkit Release" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about December 2020 RDA Toolkit Release</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:20:46 +0000 jhennelly 234 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org What You Should Know about the December Switchover https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/230 <article data-history-node-id="230" about="/node/230" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="teaser-image-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="/node/230"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/December%20switchover.jpg?itok=--o5Zq1w" width="480" height="319" alt="December 15th" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/node/230" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What You Should Know about the December Switchover</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>3 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="with-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This <a href="https://www.rdatoolkit.org/3RProject">3R Project </a>will come to a close with the elevation of the beta RDA Toolkit to official RDA status in December. This "Switchover" (that's what we are calling the move) may be causing some anxiety among Toolkit users, or at least raising some questions in regard to what exactly will happen. The following statements attempt to address some questions users might have and hopefully ease any anxieties there might be.</p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/230" rel="tag" title="What You Should Know about the December Switchover" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about What You Should Know about the December Switchover</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:17:00 +0000 jhennelly 230 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org September 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release https://www.rdatoolkit.org/September2020release <article data-history-node-id="229" about="/September2020release" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="teaser-image-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="/September2020release"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/BETA%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=rmbzp-2X" width="480" height="319" alt="Beta" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/September2020release" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">September 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>6 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="with-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A new release of the beta RDA Toolkit was published on September 16th. The release introduces new features and functionality as well as some relocating of RDA content. For a full explanation of notable changes to the RDA text see <a href="http://beta.rdatoolkit.org/en-US_topic_09162020_RN">Notes on the September 16, 2020 RDA Toolkit Release</a>.</p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/September2020release" rel="tag" title="September 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about September 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Fri, 04 Sep 2020 20:42:49 +0000 jhennelly 229 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org RDA Lab Series Preview with Instructor Kate James https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/227 <article data-history-node-id="227" about="/index.php/node/227" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <div class="teaser-image-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="/index.php/node/227"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/RDA%20Lab%20Series%20preview.jpg?itok=cQBYMgQE" width="480" height="319" alt="RDA Lab Series Preview" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/index.php/node/227" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RDA Lab Series Preview with Instructor Kate James</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/98" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>8 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/98" lang="" about="/index.php/user/98" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">rrobinson</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="with-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><em>As we anticipate the start of the </em><a href="https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/rda-lab-series"><em>RDA Lab Series</em></a><em> on Tuesday, June 30th, we thought you’d like to virtually meet its presenter a little early.  Kate James, a cataloging expert and former RDA Steering Committee Examples Editor, tells us about herself and her goals for the upcoming webinars in this feature Q&amp;A.  You can hear more from Kate about all things RDA during the series – which is scheduled to run every Tuesday at 2 PM CDT until December 8, 2020.</em></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/node/227" rel="tag" title="RDA Lab Series Preview with Instructor Kate James" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about RDA Lab Series Preview with Instructor Kate James</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:19:19 +0000 rrobinson 227 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org Removing the Relationship Matrix https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/226 <article data-history-node-id="226" about="/node/226" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/node/226" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Removing the Relationship Matrix</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>8 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="without-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When the RDA Toolkit beta site debut in June 2018, what had been relationship designators in the original toolkit became relationship elements. The Relationship Matrix was included in the beta site as a replacement for the appendices I-L that allows users to do a quick look-up of relationship elements. Unfortunately from the debut of the Relationship Matrix the feature has suffered from inaccuracies in its content and difficulties processing updates to the content.</p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/226" rel="tag" title="Removing the Relationship Matrix" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Removing the Relationship Matrix</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 01:07:41 +0000 jhennelly 226 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org April 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release https://www.rdatoolkit.org/April2020release <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">April 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/27/2020 - 20:31</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On April 29th a new release was published to the RDA Toolkit beta site. The release introduces new features and functionality as well as some relocating of RDA content. For a full explanation of notable changes to the RDA text see <a href="//beta.rdatoolkit.org/en-US_topic_p_bdh_rps_lkb">Notes on the April 29, 2020 RDA Toolkit Release</a>.</p></div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/April2020release" rel="tag" title="April 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about April 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release</span></a></li></ul> </div> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 01:31:27 +0000 jhennelly 225 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org A New Playlist on RDA Concepts https://www.rdatoolkit.org/node/222 <article data-history-node-id="222" about="/node/222" class="node node--type-mt-post node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <div class="node-content"> <header> <h2 class="node__title title"> <a href="/node/222" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A New Playlist on RDA Concepts</span> </a> </h2> <div class="node__meta"> <div class="user-picture"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/59" class="profile"> </article> </div> <span class="post-info"> <span>10 months ago</span> <span>By <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/59" lang="" about="/user/59" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">jhennelly</a></span> </span> </span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div class="without-image"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>We have added a new series of videos on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/RDAToolkitVideo">RDA Toolkit YouTube channel</a> called <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m25S8kJT3M&amp;list=PL1Gb2VwmOhgSNlskaxmkhZ736XJvd-eWy">RDA Concepts</a></em>. These are brief videos intended as an introduction to some key concepts in RDA. Both new and experienced RDA users may find these videos helpful as they explain concepts using the RDA Toolkit Beta Site.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/222" rel="tag" title="A New Playlist on RDA Concepts" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about A New Playlist on RDA Concepts</span></a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 05:29:58 +0000 jhennelly 222 at https://www.rdatoolkit.org