RDA News

National Library of China Publishing and ALA Publishing reach agreement on Chinese language RDA

ALA Publishing and National Library of China Publishing House have made an agreement for the translation of RDA: Resource Description and Access into the Chinese (Mandarin) language. The National Library of China Publishing House will translate and publish a print version of RDA in Mandarin and distribute it in China and globally. The translation effort by the National Library of China Publishing House is primarily focused on providing RDA in print to a wider audience for further research of the new standard and evaluating its viability for use in Chinese libraries.

Rojas Eberhard and ALA Publishing reach agreement on Spanish language RDA

Rojas Eberhard Editores and ALA Publishing have signed an agreement, according to which the Bogotá-based publisher will be responsible for the publication and global distribution of the Spanish-language version of the new set of cataloguing standards for print and digital media in libraries and beyond, RDA: Resource Description and Access.

Day One for RDA Implementation Announced

The Library of Congress (LC) announced today that they would move forward with full implementation of RDA: Resource Description and Access on March 31, 2013. LC cited the significant progress that has been made toward addressing the recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee report of June 2011, and the need for sufficient lead time to prepare staff for the switch to RDA cataloging as reasons for the timing of this decision. The U.S.

Implementation Update from the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee

The first quarterly update from the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee was released on January 16, 2012. Read the full announcement.

Announcement: Publication of RDA terms for Content, Carrier, Media type vocabularies

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group (formerly DCMI/RDA Task Group ) , and ALA Publishing (on behalf of the co-publishers of RDA) are pleased to announce the publication of a second set of vocabulary terms as linked open data. The RDA Carrier Type , Content Type and Media Type vocabularies have been reviewed, approved, and their status in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) changed to ‘published.’ The finished vocabularies can be viewed following the links from the terms above. (The links lead to the description of the vocabulary itself, the specific terms can be viewed under the tab for ‘concepts’).

De Gruyter and ALA Publishing Collaborate on German language RDA

The following statement was released today by Berlin-based publisher De Gruyter.

Press Release

Publisher De Gruyter collaborates with the American Library Association (ALA) on publishing and distributing the new standard RDA: Resource Description and Access

Berlin, January 20, 2012

Chris Oliver Chosen to Copy Edit RDA

ALA Publishing announced that Chris Oliver will serve as copy editor for RDA. In this role, Ms. Oliver, a librarian at McGill University, will address the concerns described in last June’s "Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee." The official announcement can be read on the RDA Toolkit blog.

RDA Toolkit Release set for November 8

The next release of RDA Toolkit is scheduled for November 8, 2011. The details of about this release can be found on the Development blog.

First RDA Vocabularies Published

The following is an announcement from the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC).

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), the DCMI/RDA Task Group (http://dublincore.org/dcmirdataskgroup/), and ALA Publishing (on behalf of the co-publishers of RDA) are pleased to announce that the first group of RDA controlled vocabularies have been reviewed, approved, and their status in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) changed to ‘published.’

July 12th Webinar Now Available

Our most recent webinar, RDA Checkpoint -- Where We Are and Where We're Heading, is now available for viewing at your convenience. The webinar was presented by Troy Linker, publisher of ALA Digital Reference, and covers the impact of the recent reccommendations from the U.S. Test Committee, as well as the latest enhancements to RDA Toolkit. Beacher Wiggins, a co-chair of the US Test Committee, was on hand to answer questions.