News & Information

RDA and the RSC coming to Madrid

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will be convening at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid this October.

RDA Toolkit Release - August 8, 2017

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on August 8, 2017. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month.

An Update on 2017 Toolkit Releases

As work on the 3R Project progresses, we have had to make adjustments to plans for the releases in 2017.

3R Project Status Report #2

3R Project

This is the second status report for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project.

What happened in Florence--EURIG 2017

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Last month the European RDA Interest Group, also known as EURIG, met for their seventh annual meeting.

RDA at ALA Annual 2017

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RDA Toolkit and the RDA Steering Committee will host two events at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We hope you are able to join us for one or both of these events.

 

RSC Presentations Now Available

A new page on the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) website collects together presentations by RSC members and friends of RDA.

RDA Toolkit Release - April 11, 2017

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on April 11, 2017. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month.

Broken-World Vocabularies

Semantic Web Word Ball

A new article by Daniel Lovins and Diane Hillmann looks at RDA and Bib frame in the context of vocabulary maintenance and repair.

RDA Board Appointments

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The RDA Board, which is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the development of RDA, will meet next month in London.

Cataloging with RDA eCourse

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This popular course led by Magda El-Sherbini, author of RDA: Strategies for Implementation, is returning.

Spring RDA Event scheduled for May in Chicago

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The RDA Steering Committee has announced a community outreach event in Chicago on Tuesday, May 16th. It will be a day-long event that will be attended by an extended RSC group (full RSC plus working group chairs) and will…

National Archive Adopting RDA

Late last year the National Archive of the United States announced that it would adopt RDA as its standard for authority records. In a blog post dated December 20, 2016, David S.

What Happened at Midwinter?

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There was a lot of discussion at midwinter about the 3R Project about the IFLA-Library Reference model. Summaries and other information about the RDA events are now available online. 

RSC announcement regarding IFLA-LRM

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Following their November meeting in Frankfurt, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) announced their plans for the implementation of IFLA's Library Reference Model (LRM)…

BNE Adopts RDA

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This past November the La Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) announced that it will adopt RDA as the standard for cataloging its collection. The English translation of the announcement follows.

3R Project Status Report #1

3R Project

This is the first of what will be a series of status updates on the progress of the 3R project.

Keri Cascio Joining RDA Board

Effective immediately, Keri Cascio will represent the American Library Association (ALA) on the Board of Directors for Resource, Description and Access (RDA), a unified cataloging standard designed for the global, digital

RDA Toolkit Release – February 14, 2017

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on February 14, 2017. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs.

RDA at the ALA Midwinter

ALA Midwinter Meeting

The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R Project) will be a major focus of discussion at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

New RDA examples from the RSC

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Two new diagram examples of specific RDA related work relationships have been posted by the RDA Steering Committee. One example shows whole-part relationships, and the other example shows adaptations.

Kickoff Announcement

3R Project

In 2017 the Co-Publishers of RDA and RDA Toolkit will undertake a major project to enhance the RDA Toolkit website so that it can better meet the needs of its user and play a more productive role in their work.

RDA Toolkit Release – October 18, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on October 18, 2016. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs.

RDA Toolkit Release – August 9, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on August 9, 2016. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs.

Posting for RSC Secretary

The RDA Board and RDA Steering Committee (RSC) are seeking a qualified library professional with expertise in RDA and cataloging to take on the role of RSC Secretary.

Introducing the Master Profile

In the past six months two new translations (Finnish and Italian) and a new set of policy statements (Finnish SKLs) have been added to RDA Toolkit, bringing the total of toolkit translations to five and policy statements…

RDA Toolkit Release - April 12, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on April 12, 2016. When there is a new release for RDA Toolkit, it is typically made on the second Tuesday of the month.

Special Release to RDA Toolkit -- Italian RDA

On March 8th, RDA Toolkit published the Italian language translation of RDA. The new translation is accessible to all with a subscription to RDA Toolkit.

Announcing the Italian translation of RDA

In 2014 ALA Publishing, on behalf of the RDA Co-Publishers, signed an agreement on the Italian language rights translation in RDA: Resource Description and Access with the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of…

The Lang-athon: a multilingual Jane-athon

Inspired by the Jane-athons presented by the RDA Development Team and ALA Publishing in 2015 and earlier this year, TBLC, in cooperation with Gordon…

RDA Toolkit Release – February 9, 2016

A new release of RDA Toolkit was published on February 10, 2016. Releases typically contain updates to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs.

Special Release to RDA Toolkit -- Finnish and Spanish RDA

On December 8 RDA Toolkit published the Finnish language translation of RDA and an update to the Spanish language translation. The Finnish translation is accessible to all with a subscription to RDA Toolkit.

Finnish Translation of RDA Ready

On December 8th a Finnish language translation of RDA will be published on RDA Toolkit. This work is the end result of an agreement reached last year between the Co-Publishers of RDA and the National Library of Finland.…

Update to RDA Examples

The RDA Examples have been updated to reflect changes in the RDA instructions and the MARC 21 bibliographic and authority formats.

Thing-athon: strings and things in RDA and linked data

The Thing-athon is a hackathon for metadata created using RDA: Resource Description and Access and the RDA editor RIMMF, where catalogers, developers, and vendors get together to explore RDA and its…

Looking back at the second Jane-athon

The second Jane-athon, also known as the Jane-In, was held this past Summer in San Francisco. the session sought to build upon the curated r-ball started at the first Jane-athon.

Committee of Principals Governance Transition Plan

Last month the Committee of Principles affirmed their commitment to the internationalization of the RDA standard and stated that a transition plan for the new governance…

Committee of Principals Affirms Commitment to the Internationalisation of RDA

The Committee of Principals for RDA has issued the following statement dated 29 May 2015: RDA is a package of data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating library and cultural heritage resource metadata that…

Spanish RDA ready for publication

UPDATE: The Spanish translation of RDA is now available. All subscribers can access the Spanish translation as well as all other language versions of RDA hosted on the toolkit.

RDA Committee of Principals Announces Governance Review

At their 2014 meeting the Committee of Principals (CoP) [now RDA Board] created a new vision and agreed four Strategic Priorities that will form the basis of their Strategic Plan 2015-2020.