Followers of RDA may be aware of the existence of the Australian RDA discussion list, rdaaust, which was set up ahead of the implementation of RDA in 2010. A major change has occurred with this list as explained by Jenny Stephens of the National Library of Australia and secretary of the Oceania RDA Committee (ORDAC) in a recent post to the RDA-L list.
The new beta Toolkit includes some significant differences in how the instructions are organized and arranged. Some may have trouble locating where some instructions have moved to. Linda Barnhart, the RSC Secretary, and Kate James, the RDA Examples Editor, prepared the document linked to below contains a partial list of elements and instructions that have changed from the original Toolkit to the beta Toolkit. Download this document as an introduction to how the instructions have been reorganized.