3R Project

Recording Available: RDA Beta Site Demo kbane Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:16

Starting later this month, we will present bi-monthly demos of the beta site. The demos will walk users through the new beta site. The demos will be hosted on the GoTo Meeting platform which will only allow 100 attendees to login at the time of the demo. We will not take registrations for the demos. We will open up the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time. This will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. These demos will be recorded and posted online afterwards.

Explore the Recent Changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit kbane Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:43

RDA Online Orientation Series

The English language version of RDA stabilized in April 2019. In July, the RDA Online Orientations, a program of educational events, will roll out. These events will provide an introduction to illustrative examples of the many changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit introduced during the 3R Project.

Citation Numbering Arrives jhennelly Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:30

Citation numbering has been added to the beta site in response to a user need to reference RDA passages in print materials and other non-digital communications. 

The format for these numbers is XX.XX.XX.XX. The numbers are random, permanent, and searchable. 

Numbers will be accessible from the popup tool bar. Simply highlight text for which you want a citation number. This will bring up the popup toolbar.

The Follow-Up Release jhennelly Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:22

On April 30th release to the RDA Toolkit beta site included some significant changes to the RDA standard and improvements to site features and functions. A few of the planned improvements to the site were not ready for the release, but will be added this evening. This follow-up release includes...

Recording Available: Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit kbane Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:57

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit

 

The 90-minute webinar that aired on May 10th is now available. The webinar reviewed the impact of the April 30th update to the beta site. Presenters included:

Kathy Glennan, Chair of RDA Steering Committee

James Hennelly, Director of RDA Toolkit

 

Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit kbane Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:23

On April 30, there will be a major update to the RDA Toolkit BETA site that will include a stabilized version of the English test as well as added and improved functionality to the BETA site. A detailed announcement about this release is coming. However, join us on May 10 for a free 90-minute webinar that will review the impact of the April 30 update. You'll learn about the new entities and concepts that have emerged from the IFLA Library Reference Model and the restructuring of the RDA standard. You'll also be provided with a demo of the new BETA site's functionality and features.

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.

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.

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.