Please plan to be busy developing your RDA skills every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM CDT, beginning June 30th and ending December 8, 2020! During that period, we will present the new RDA Lab Series – six webinar modules that each consist of four 60-minute sessions
The ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 24th to 28th, and there will be plenty of activities for those with an interest in RDA and updates on the 3R Project. of particular note are three events organized by the members of the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) and the RDA Steering Committee (RSC).
RDA Toolkit is hosting a preconference workshop at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The workshop aims to demystify the beta site and prepare catalogers for the future transition to the updated standard. New terms and concepts will be explained and their understanding reinforced through hands-on exercises. Basic information about the beta RDA Toolkit, including structure, navigation, and important changes to RDA content, will also be provided.
The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will convene in Santiago, Chile for its annual meeting during the week of October 21-25. The RSC will be hosted by the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. This is the first time that the RSC meeting has has been held in Latin America, and the meeting was arranged to align with the Second Colloquium on RDA in Latin America, which will be held nearby at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.
On August 21 of this year, the European RDA Interest Group, along with the IFLA Cataloguing Section and the IFLA Committee on Standards, sponsored an IFLA World Library and Information Congress satellite meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the Central Library of Aristotle University. The program covered a wide range of RDA topics and included speakers from Africa, Europe and North America.
Friday, June 21st - 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Location: WCC - Rm 144B-C
The first ever RDA Meeting in Brazil is set to take place next month.
The event is scheduled for April 16 to 18, 2019 in the city of Florianópolis and will bring together more than 200 information science professionals who are actively teaching and researching RDA.
The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) met on the campus of McGill University in Montréal during the week of October 22-26 (more on this meeting to come). Before the start of the meeting, the RSC took part in an outreach event at the the Grande Bibliothèque, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ). The event was entitled The redesigned RDA Toolkit: what you need to know to get ready and was conducted as a bilingual event with presentations in both French and English with simultaneous translation available to attendees.
We are pleased to provide all presentations and notes from the Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context at the National Library of Malaysia this past August. We do not have the welcome address available here but were very appreciative to Dato Nafisah binti Ahmad, Director General at the National Library of Malaysia, for starting off this event.
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.