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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.

RDA Colloquium in Mexico City jhennelly Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:17

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. 

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...

August Update to the Beta Site jhennelly Thu, 08/16/2018 - 22:17

On Thursday, August 16, a small update was made to the RDA Toolkit beta site. In addition to fixed links, corrected typos and other minor changes to the text, the update also included several significant changes to the site display and functionality. Here some of the key changes.

A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit jhennelly Sun, 07/01/2018 - 22:42

At the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June, the members of the RDA Steering Committee and friends organized a day-long event called "A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit". If you missed the event, you can still learn a thing or two about the new RDA Toolkit through slides and video from the event, all linked below. 

NOTE: The beta site is a work in progress and is not yet approved by the RDA Steering Committee for use in cataloging. 

Slides of the presentations can be found here.