News & Information

RDA in Brazil jhennelly Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:39

The first ever RDA Meeting in Brazil is set to take place next month.

The event is scheduled for April 16 to 18, 2019 in the city of Florianópolis and will bring together more than 200 information science professionals who are actively teaching and researching RDA.

February Update to the Beta Site jhennelly Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:08

On Thursday, February 21st, a new release of the RDA Toolkit beta site was posted. In addition to fixed links, corrected typos and other minor changes to the text, the release also includes several significant changes to the site display and functionality. Here some of the key changes.

A Deeper Dive into RDA

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month, members of the RDA Steering Committee were able to host a three hour event titled "A Deeper Dive into RDA" The time slot and venue was generously donated to the RSC by the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access.The presentations and subsequent question and answers sessions were recorded, and the recordings have been posted on the RDA YouTube channel

The event included the following presentations.

Important Note on Beta Site Update (December) jhennelly Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:50

This Wednesday evening (December 12th) an update to the beta site will introduce changes to the appellation elements  as well as a range of other corrections and revision to other files.

News from the RSC Meeting

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) met in October on the campus of McGill University in Montréal, Québec. This week the RSC posted key documents describing the events and outcomes of that meeting. The most important outcome of the meeting is the announcement that  the English language version of the revised RDA standard will stabilize in April 2019. Learn more about the RDA stabilization and the RSC meeting in the following documents. 

RDA Colloquium in Mexico City

An international group of librarians met in Mexico City earlier this month to discuss RDA and its future in Latin America. The 1er Coloquio sobre RDA en América Latina: Retos de la implementación del nuevo RDA Toolkit en las bibliotecas de América Latina (First Colloquium on RDA in Latin America: Challenges of Implementing the new RDA Toolkit in Latin American Libraries) was held at the Biblioteca Nacional de México and the included presentations by cataloging leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and of course Mexico.

Outreach Event in Montréal

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) met on the campus of McGill University in Montréal during the week of October 22-26 (more on this meeting to come). Before the start of the meeting, the RSC took part in an outreach event at the the Grande Bibliothèque, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ). The event was entitled The redesigned RDA Toolkit: what you need to know to get ready and was conducted as a bilingual event with presentations in both French and English with simultaneous translation available to attendees.

What's New with the Beta Site jhennelly Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:41

This week a new release was published to the RDA Toolkit beta site. The release included a wide range of changes to RDA content--corrections to typos and format issues, edits for consistency and clarity, as well as additions of new or further developed text. This release builds upon the August release and includes several improvements on the site functionality, but the beta site remains under development and not authorized for use in cataloging work. 

Diversity of Data Event: Presentations Available kbane Thu, 10/04/2018 - 14:06

We are pleased to provide all presentations and notes from the Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context at the National Library of Malaysia this past August. We do not have the welcome address available here but were very appreciative to Dato Nafisah binti Ahmad, Director General at the National Library of Malaysia, for starting off this event.