Special Release to RDA Toolkit -- Finnish and Spanish RDA

On December 8 RDA Toolkit published the Finnish language translation of RDA and an update to the Spanish language translation. The Finnish translation is accessible to all with a subscription to RDA Toolkit. Users whose browser language preference is set to Finnish will be automatically logged into the Finnish version of RDA. Users may also log into to their profiles and set Finnish as their preferred language. This special December release was added to enable RDA training in Finland to proceed with access to Finnish translation.

Finnish Translation of RDA Ready

On December 8th a Finnish language translation of RDA will be published on RDA Toolkit. This work is the end result of an agreement reached last year between the Co-Publishers of RDA and the National Library of Finland. The translation is a important step in the implementation of RDA as a cataloging standard in Finland, and the national Library of Finland is committed to updating and maintaining Finnish RDA so that it is current with the changes to the original (English language) RDA text. The translation to be published on December 8th is current through the April 2015 update to RDA.

Update to RDA Examples

The RDA Examples have been updated to reflect changes in the RDA instructions and the MARC 21 bibliographic and authority formats. Some examples have been replaced, and a few new examples have been added. These examples show an RDA element set view and a MARC encoding view of bibliographic and authority records. The examples are freely available to all. No subscription to RDA Toolkit is required to access and download the examples.