RDA Toolkit Release

July 2021 RDA Toolkit Release

The July 2021 release of RDA Toolkit was published on July 15th. It includes the addition of more policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices. There are also fixes and minor improvements to existing Toolkit functionality, including the introduction of blue highlight in the yellow Condition boxes to improve visibility.

July 2023 RDA Toolkit Release jhennelly Thu, 07/27/2023 - 12:36

A new release was posted to RDA Toolkit last week. The release is highlighted by changes related to RSC/PlacesWG/2023/1, an accepted proposal from the RSC's Places Working Group. This proposal called for a change to the names of two elements and the rewording of a few options, all listed below. The release includes an enhancement to the Toolkit display that freezes the page title, navigation breadcrumbs, and the Policy Statements drop-down menu at the top of the page when scrolling.

March 2023 RDA Toolkit Release

A new release of RDA Toolkit was ready on March 24, 2023, but due to some technical issues, its posting was delayed until March 27th. The release was a small one compared to past releases. Minor changes to English language RDA were made for the purpose of clarity and consistency. Revisions to the Guidance: Data Elements provide more explanation about the relationship and application of element supertypes and subtypes.

December 2022 RDA Toolkit Release

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on December 16, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. There were changes to the English RDA text related to RSC approval of two proposals at its July meeting. These changes added instructions to two Item and two Manifestation elements to make them consistent with other RDA elements that permit recording methods for non-RDA vocabulary encoding schemes, and made additions to the “Recording an unstructured description” section of five elements 

September 2022 RDA Toolkit Release jhennelly Wed, 09/28/2022 - 15:13

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on September 28, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. There were a handful of minor changes to the English RDA text related to RSC approval of two proposals at its July meeting. The Finnish translation was updated to make it current with the English language version in this release. Policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library, the Music Library Association Best Practices, and the Suomalaiset linjaukset were also updated.

June 2022 RDA Toolkit Release jhennelly Wed, 06/22/2022 - 23:04

A new release of RDA Toolkit was posted on June 22, 2022. It included updates to both the English and Finnish versions of RDA. The changes made to the English text of RDA for this release were almost entirely editorial (correcting typos and other minor corrections). Policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices were also updated. The Finnish translation of RDA was updated to make it current with the March 2022 release of English RDA.

March 2022 RDA Toolkit Release jhennelly Mon, 03/21/2022 - 23:49

The March 2022 release is the first since migration of the RDA Toolkit to new servers in January 2022. It includes updates to policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices.