News & Information

What's New with the Beta Site

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. 

Next Release to the RDA Toolkit Beta Site

The next release to the RDA Toolkit beta site was expected to be ready in late September. However, the release will be delayed to October 9th in order to include a substantial update to the MARC 21 mapping, in both content and display. The display change will include organizing the mappings into separate ordered lists for bibliographic and authority mappings. These lists, which can be quite long in some instances, will be hidden to prevent excessive scrolling. The lists can be opened with a single click.

Other highlights to the October 9th release include...

RDA Toolkit Release - Norwegian Translation

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on February 13, 2018. This will be the final release to the current Toolkit before the rollout of the 3R Project. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs, however this release will include the debut of the Norwegian translations and some corrections to the Finnish translation. The details of the December release follow.

Metadata and Linked Data eCourse Starts Next Month

If you’re looking for an introduction to metadata and linked data, you may be interested in this upcoming eCourse.

 

Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

6-week eCourse, begins Feb. 12

 

Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data and metadata give libraries the ability to support this eResearch, making them powerful tools. Many libraries are a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and librarians that don't learn about this topic are at risk of falling behind.

Save the Date: RDA Event on Friday, June 22nd in New Orleans

Join us for a full-day event focused on introducing the new RDA Toolkit!

There will be RDA experts presenting on topics such as the restructure and redesign of the RDA Toolkit, as well as discussions on new approaches to key cataloguing issues. This is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments and test out the new RDA Toolkit with experts. Further details on the agenda and speakers to come soon.

Registration is required and space is limited as this is a ticketed event.