News & Information

Register for the Free Fall NARDAC Update Forum rrobinson Fri, 10/14/2022 - 10:36

The North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) will host the regional representatives from Europe (EURIG) and Oceania (ORDAC), the members of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC), and PCC RDA Testing Task Group as speakers at the 2022 NARDAC Fall Update Forum. The forum will present regional groups’ updates and RDA (Resource Description and Access) related policy work, RSC’s Action Plan, RDA Toolkit development, and PCC RDA testing update. It will be held Monday, November 14, 2022 from 3 to 5 PM ET/2 to 4 PM CT. Speakers include Adam Baron, Dr.

New RDA Toolkit Demo Debuts on YouTube September 30th

Now ready for listening and viewing on our YouTube channel, the latest RDA Toolkit demo is an English-language refresher on the features and functions of the official RDA Toolkit. It covers navigating and searching the official RDA Toolkit, current features and functions of the official RDA Toolkit site, and some tips for getting the most out of it. ALA staff can answer questions in response to the demo in the Comments section of the YouTube upload, or by e-mail to 

Register for Cataloging Video Resources with RDA and MARC21: Best Practices

Please register for the October ALA eLearning webinar Cataloging Video Resources with RDA and MARC21: Best Practices here.

Produced by ALA eLearning, this two-part webinar series takes place Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 2022, starting at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific. Each session will last 90 minutes.

Update: Concurrency Reports Now Available

UPDATE: RDA Toolkit concurrency reporting is now available through the LibLynx admin site. How to access LibLynx is described below. Once you are logged in you can select the Usage Control tabs. There you will find graphs tracking daily peak concurrency over the past 30 days and monthly peak concurrency for the past 12 months. Currently these reports cannot be exported to a spreadsheet, but that capability will be added soon.


Now Available: August 1st Webinar and Usage Statistics

ALA Digital Reference's webinar series continued Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11 AM CT/Chicago time with Damian Iseminger's virtual iteration of his #ALAAC22 program RDA Linked Data Forum. Damian presented on how RDA and RDA Toolkit are now optimized for linked data environments in the wake of the 3R Project and answered related questions from the audience live. The webinar recording is now available.

Purchase the 2022 RDA Lab Series and Join Live rrobinson Mon, 04/04/2022 - 08:44

This year's RDA Lab Series will consist of six modules, each consisting of four 60-minute sessions. Sessions will take place on Thursdays at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00am Mountain/9:00am Pacific starting on April 28, 2022.

The RDA Lab Series is designed to help participants understand how to apply the new RDA and RDA Toolkit created by the 3R Project. This series will provide hands-on experience using the new RDA and RDA Toolkit with an RDA Lab application profile.