News & Information

RDA Board Appointments

The RDA Board, which is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the development of RDA, will meet next month in London. In anticipation of the April meeting the Board recently announced the current appointments for the April meeting. Attendees will include new American Library Association representative Keri Cascio and Latin American representative Angela Quiroz Ubierna. More information on the appointments are available here and here

3R Project Status Report #1

This is the first of what will be a series of status updates on the progress of the 3R project. You may recall from the October announcement that 3R stands for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign. This project will end with the rollout of a new RDA Toolkit in April 2018 that will include significant improvements to both the standard and to the Toolkit. Since the announcement the following important steps have been taken.

What happened in Florence--EURIG 2017

Last month the European RDA Interest Group, also known as EURIG, met for their seventh annual meeting. The first day of the meeting was held at Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence and the second day was held in the nearby town of Fiesole, home of host Casalini Libri. All the presentations and the program for the event are now available at http://www.casalini.it/eurig2017/#3

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. Releases typically contain changes to content and metadata, enhancements to RDA Toolkit functionality, and fixes to existing bugs. You can subscribe to our RSS development feed to get notification of releases. The details of the April release follow.

Spring RDA Event scheduled for May in Chicago

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 feature an open discussion of the most pressing RDA issues, including the LRM-related revisions and the redesign of the toolkit. Then event is free and will include lunch and beverages. However, space is limited so register as soon as possible. Read the full announcement.

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. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, describes the process that led the Archive to t adopt RDA and states that the decision is "yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community" in adopting RDA for authority records.