RDA Toolkit Pricing

Effective January 1, 2017, RDA Toolkit pricing will be set in U.S. dollars only. Given the international growth of the Toolkit and the challenges of keeping up with fluctuations in the currency exchange market, simplifying our pricing practices will allow us to provide more reliable service to our customers. Though the price is given only in U.S. dollars, customers are still able to pay in the currency of their choice. The cost will be based on the exchange rate on the day of purchase. The price chart below reflects cost per user.

Number of Users Cost Per User
1 $191
2 to 4 $181
5 to 9 $177
10 to 14 $172
15 to 19 $168
20 + $163

LIS Programs

Now that RDA is implemented and is standard curriculum in cataloging courses, we are offering a 50% discount to LIS programs for instructors and students based on the number of users needed per school year. The options to purchase RDA Print or the RDA eBook will still be available.

Examples (In US Dollars)

1 user = $191
2 users = $181 per user x 2 = $362
5 users = $177 per user x 5 = $885
20 users= $163 per user x 20 = $3260

For Subscribers in Asia

If you are in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, India, or Indonesia, please subscribe through the iGroup agency.

Email your inquiry to marketing@igroupnet.com

For more information about iGroup, please visit their website.

For Subscribers in Spain and Latin America

If you are in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela, please subscribe through Infolink Colombia.

Direct your inquiry to Infolink Colombia.

For more information about Infolink Colombia, please visit their website.

For Subscribers in The Middle East

If you are in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia please subscribe through ALZAD, Inc.

Direct your inquiry to rdatoolkit@ala.org with "Consortium" or "Group purchase" in the subject line and provide some basic information about your group. The more answers to these questions you can include, the more efficiently we will be able to serve you. RDA Toolkit staff will follow up with you on receipt of your message.

Subscription Agencies, Distributors, Booksellers

If you are a subscription agency, distributor, or bookseller, please contact us at rdatoolkit@ala.org and identify your type of business in the subject line. RDA Toolkit staff will follow up with you on receipt of your message.

RDA Print

You will find information on the full-text loose-leaf print versions of RDA: Resource Description and Access and RDA: Element Set View and how to purchase from different countries here. (The process for purchasing RDA print products is similar to AACR2—available directly from each Co-Publisher, ALA, CLA, and CILIP, as well as through various retailers, wholesalers, and distributors.)

While most users agree the preferred way to interact with RDA is online via the RDA Toolkit, the Co-Publishers are offering the full text of RDA in print (including an index) as well as online, to help ensure that RDA reaches the widest possible audience. In addition to these print items in English, the Co-Publishers will work with publishing partners to distribute translations of them to supplement translations offered in the RDA Toolkit online.

Training and Classroom Access

To allow for training of future and current catalogers and other metadata professionals who need to become familiar with RDA, we are offering access to RDA Toolkit at special pricing. The institution must purchase a subscription that matches its ongoing cataloging needs and then inform RDA Toolkit staff via the RDA Toolkit Support Center of the number of additional users needed for the given training day or class period. RDA Toolkit access will be granted for that period to the additional users at a 50% discount. If an institution does not yet subscribe, but wants access for LIS or other training, the site license base price of $185 USD (or the equivalent if purchased in another currency) will apply.