News & Information

What to Expect from the RDA Toolkit Beta Site

The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, also known as the 3R Project, will accomplish a major milestone on June 13th with the release of a beta version of the redesigned RDA Toolkit. The release of the beta version will take place during the evening in North America, so most users should expect to get their first glimpse of the website on June 14th. The beta site will be accessible through a linked button on the current Toolkit site at

RDA Toolkit Release - Norwegian Translation

A new release of RDA Toolkit will be published on February 13, 2018. This will be the final release to the current Toolkit before the rollout of the 3R Project. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs, however this release will include the debut of the Norwegian translations and some corrections to the Finnish translation. The details of the December release follow.

Metadata and Linked Data eCourse Starts Next Month

If you’re looking for an introduction to metadata and linked data, you may be interested in this upcoming eCourse.


Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

6-week eCourse, begins Feb. 12


Computers increasingly collect, manage, and analyze data for scholarly research. Linked data and metadata give libraries the ability to support this eResearch, making them powerful tools. Many libraries are a tipping point in adoption of linked data, and librarians that don't learn about this topic are at risk of falling behind.

Save the Date: RDA Event on Friday, June 22nd in New Orleans

Join us for a full-day event focused on introducing the new RDA Toolkit!

There will be RDA experts presenting on topics such as the restructure and redesign of the RDA Toolkit, as well as discussions on new approaches to key cataloguing issues. This is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments and test out the new RDA Toolkit with experts. Further details on the agenda and speakers to come soon.

Registration is required and space is limited as this is a ticketed event.

RDA Toolkit Service Interruption

The hosting center that is home to RDA Toolkit and the RSC website is scheduled to be decommissioned. Because of this, RDA servers will need to move to a new facility, one just a short distance from their current home. This move is scheduled for the evening of Friday, January 5th, starting around 10 pm in the eastern United States. All the equipment will be packed up, put on a truck, moved to the new facility, and reinstalled into a pre-wired rack. The estimated downtime for the RDA Toolkit is approximately five hours.