News & Information

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 rdatoolkit@ala.org. 

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.

Important New Login Information

Due to changes related to the recent site migration, we have encountered a major issue related to profile logins. In order to resolve this issue we have had to make a change to how IP authentication works. Users will no longer be instantly logged into their account with IP authentication. Going forward, to access both the official RDA Toolkit and the original site via IP authentication, you will have to click the login button without filling in a username or password. Here's a quick breakdown on how to login into RDA Toolkit.

Server Migration Update

UPDATE: As of 3pm CST on January 14th, the migration is complete. 

UPDATE: The migration process is underway. You may encounter a brief disruption to service as the change propagates across the internet. Simply clear your browser cache and refresh. Contact us at rdatoolkit@ala.org if you experience an access issue that lasts longer than an hour.

UPDATE: The migration has been postponed to Friday, January 14th.

July 2021 RDA Toolkit Release

The July 2021 release of RDA Toolkit was published on July 15th. It includes the addition of more policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices. There are also fixes and minor improvements to existing Toolkit functionality, including the introduction of blue highlight in the yellow Condition boxes to improve visibility.