Conferences and Events

Take Off on the Post-Migration RDA Toolkit with Our New Demo

The recent migration of RDA Toolkit to new servers also included a change in the authentication system for the website. This 26-minute demo, led by James Hennelly, covers changes to login practices and management of subscriptions related to this new environment. The webinar does not cover the application of RDA instructions or concepts, but it is useful for those who manage subscriptions or train cataloging professionals who need to determine how to set up a subscription to RDA Toolkit and get access for their staff or students. 

RDA Lab Series returns in 2022

This year's RDA Lab Series will consist of six modules, each consisting of four 60-minute sessions. Sessions will take place on Thursdays at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00am Mountain/9:00am Pacific starting on April 28, 2022.

The RDA Lab Series is designed to help participants understand how to apply the new RDA and RDA Toolkit created by the 3R Project. This series will provide hands-on experience using the new RDA and RDA Toolkit with an RDA Lab application profile.

View Free RDA Toolkit Demo

On January 26th a free live demo was held to introduce the public to the redesigned RDA Toolkit. Now that the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R) is complete, it is a good time to get acquainted with all the features and functions of the new Toolkit. The hour-long webinar, New RDA Toolkit Demo, covered navigating and searching the improved RDA Toolkit, new features and functions of the site, and some tips for getting the most out of it.

A Fun Thing to Do at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

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.

RSC Heading to Santiago for Annual Meeting

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.

Practical Implications: A Look at Cataloguing a Book Using the New RDA

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.