June 2011

National Libraries Announce Decision on RDA

The RDA Test Coordinating Committee has recommended that the three U.S. national libraries (Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine) adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access once certain conditions are met. The implementation will begin no earlier than January 1, 2013.

Webinar Announced

Join publisher Troy Linker and the ALA Digital Reference staff for a free RDA Toolkit webinar July 12th at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Central time (UTC – 5). The webinar, entitled RDA Toolkit Checkpoint: Where We Are and Where We’re Heading, will include a discussion of the results of the U.S. National RDA Test and its impact on RDA and RDA Toolkit and much more. Learn More.

MARC Linking Now Available

RDA Toolkit is happy to announce that a MARC linking service is now available. This service is free to both users and vendors. It allows for the creation of URLs using specific MARC information--field, indicator values, and subfield--to make a link to the relevent RDA instruction(s) within RDA Toolkit. Anyone can create the links, but a subscription to RDA Toolkit is required to view the content. Learn more about this service.