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Discussion National Libraries Make RDA Decision

by James Hennelly on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 03:28 pm

The results of the U.S. National Test of RDA have been fully reviewed, and a decision on the adoption of RDA was announced today. Read about the decision.

Discussion RDA Toolkit Webinar Scheduled for 7/12/11

by James Hennelly on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 03:40 pm

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 more. Learn more.

Discussion Vendor Interview -- Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

by James Hennelly on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 03:32 pm

Today we debuted the first of what we hope will be a series of vendor interviews. Leading off, Ken Wells of Innovative Interfaces tackles questions derived from our user survey.
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Discussion MARC Linking Service Now Available

by James Hennelly on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 04:35 pm

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.

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Discussion RDA Toolkit pricing for U.S. announced

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 01:30 pm

Pricing for the U.S. market is as follows.

$325 for the first user
2 to 9 concurrent users will be charged an additional $55 for each designated user
10 to 19 concurrent users will be charged an additional $50 for each designated user
20+ concurrent users will be charged an additional $45 for each designated user

For example:     An institution that designates 3 additional users will be charged $435 ($325 plus 2 times $55)

 An institution that designates 12 additional users will be charged $875 ($325 plus 11 times $50)

Pricing for the U.S. market is as follows.

$325 for the first user
2 to 9 concurrent users will be charged an additional $55 for each designated user
10 to 19 concurrent users will be charged an additional $50 for each designated user
20+ concurrent users will be charged an additional $45 for each designated user

For example:     An institution that designates 3 additional users will be charged $435 ($325 plus 2 times $55)

 An institution that designates 12 additional users will be charged $875 ($325 plus 11 times $50)

Purchase in other countries will follow the pattern of AACR2, with the license purchased from the appropriate co-publisher.

Send an email to rdatoolkit@ala.org to get information about free trials, spcial introducotry offers, and product updates.

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Discussion RDA Toolkit— What's new since August (New Time Added)

by Troy Linker (staff) on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 04:35 pm

Join us for this free webinar!

 

RDA Toolkit— What's new since August

 

Join Publisher Troy Linker and the RDA Toolkit staff for a free webinar showcasing some of the new functionality and content added to the RDA Toolkit since the end of the open-access period (August 31).

 

The webinar will include

•             LCPS (Library of Congress Policy Statements)-now included in the RDA toolkit. See a demo, including interactivity with RDA

•             Accessing and using globally and locally shared workflows

Join us for this free webinar!

 

RDA Toolkit— What's new since August

 

Join Publisher Troy Linker and the RDA Toolkit staff for a free webinar showcasing some of the new functionality and content added to the RDA Toolkit since the end of the open-access period (August 31).

 

The webinar will include

•             LCPS (Library of Congress Policy Statements)-now included in the RDA toolkit. See a demo, including interactivity with RDA

•             Accessing and using globally and locally shared workflows

•             Creating and sharing your own workflows

•             Links from AACR2 to RDA

•             Using RDA Toolkit support , including new how-to videos

•             Discussion of future enhancements

•             Q&A

 

EVENT DETAILS:

(Offered at multiple times to allow people in different time zones to participate; the times listed are US Central time zone hours. The World Clock (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/) will help you work out the best time for you.)

 

Wednesday, November 10, 11:30am-12:30pm CDT (GMT -6) [New Time Added]

Wednesday, November 10, 8:00-9:00pm CDT (GMT -6) [Good choice for Australia and Asia]

Thursday, November 11, 9:00-10:00am CDT (GMT -6) [Good choice for Europe and Africa]

Thursday, November 11, 3:00-4:00pm CDT (GMT -6)

 

Visit URL below to reserve your place today at one of these upcoming virtual sessions!

https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/onstage/g.php?p=2&t=m

 

 

For those not able to join us for one of the live events, they will be recorded and posted to www.rdatoolkit.org/training.

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Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the RDA Toolkit are published by the Co-Publishers for RDA (the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and Facet Publishing, the publishing arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

 

Kind regards,

 

Troy Linker

Publisher, ALA Digital Reference

American Library Association

(312) 280-5101

 

www.rdatoolkit.org     www.guidetoreference.org

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Discussion Keep your access to RDA after August 31st

by Troy Linker (staff) on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

The complimentary open-access period to the RDA Toolkit ends August 31, 2010.

Thanks to the thousands of people who have tried out the RDA Toolkit during the 10-week open-access period. We’ll be sending a brief survey in the near future seeking your input, to help us improve the product and develop the most useful training.

Here’s how you can retain or obtain access to the RDA Toolkit after August 31:

The complimentary open-access period to the RDA Toolkit ends August 31, 2010.

Thanks to the thousands of people who have tried out the RDA Toolkit during the 10-week open-access period. We’ll be sending a brief survey in the near future seeking your input, to help us improve the product and develop the most useful training.

Here’s how you can retain or obtain access to the RDA Toolkit after August 31:

  • Subscribe now. (For pricing, check here.) While your subscription is in process, we'll work with you on retaining seamless access.

    Don’t forget—Special Double-User Introductory Offer!
    Subscribe at any site license level to the RDA Toolkit before August 31, 2011—a year from now—and get double the purchased number of concurrent users of the RDA Toolkit at no additional charge. (For example, buy a 2-user site license and get a 4-user license for the same price.)

  • Check what kind of subscription or access your consortium plans to offer.
  • Order through your subscription agency.
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Discussion RDA Webinar - RDA Toolkit: A Guided Tour!

by Troy Linker (staff) on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

RDA Toolkit: A Guided Tour!

Join Troy Linker from ALA Publishing for an introductory guided tour of the RDA Toolkit website.  If you were at ALA Midwinter in Boston, you may already have taken this tour at the RDA Update Forum, the CC:DA meeting, or on the exhibit floor--but please feel free to join us again.  

The webinar will be recorded and posted for anyone that is unable to participate live.  Details for accessing the recorded webinar video will be emailed to registries and posted widely.

The tour includes:

RDA Toolkit: A Guided Tour!

Join Troy Linker from ALA Publishing for an introductory guided tour of the RDA Toolkit website.  If you were at ALA Midwinter in Boston, you may already have taken this tour at the RDA Update Forum, the CC:DA meeting, or on the exhibit floor--but please feel free to join us again.  

The webinar will be recorded and posted for anyone that is unable to participate live.  Details for accessing the recorded webinar video will be emailed to registries and posted widely.

The tour includes:

  • • Description of the RDA Toolkit
  • • Overview of the RDA Toolkit contents at launch and beyond
  • • Tour of the RDA Toolkit interface including Search, Browse, Bookmarks, Workflows, Maps, and more
  • • Launch timeline
  • • Details of the Complimentary Open Access period
  • • RDA Toolkit pricing for the US
  • • Linking from external products to the RDA Toolkit

 

Join us on February 8, - 21:00-22:00 GMT | 4:00pm-5pm EST | 3:00pm-4pm CST | 1:00pm-2pm PST

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/639494355

OR

Join us on February 9, - 16:00-17:00 GMT | 11:00am-12pm EST | 10:00am-11am CST | 8:00am-9am PST

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/991492442

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Discussion RDA Toolkit Pricing and Subscribing, Wherever You Are

by Troy Linker (staff) on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 05:38 pm

The Co-Publishers of the RDA Toolkit (American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and CILIP—through its publishing imprint Facet Publishing) are pleased to share an overview of how you will purchase the online RDA Toolkit from anywhere in the world, as well as non-U.S. pricing for the Toolkit. (U.S. pricing has been previously announced.)

The Co-Publishers of the RDA Toolkit (American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and CILIP—through its publishing imprint Facet Publishing) are pleased to share an overview of how you will purchase the online RDA Toolkit from anywhere in the world, as well as non-U.S. pricing for the Toolkit. (U.S. pricing has been previously announced.)

We are currently encouraging people to take advantage of the free open-access period through August 31, 2010. If your institution hasn’t yet signed up, please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/openaccess . If you need to process a subscription before our electronic order form and payment gateway go live in the next few weeks, please contact us at rdatoolkit@ala.org so we can process your order. You will not pay for any part of your subscription that falls within the open-access period; we will extend all subscriptions through August 31, 2011.

The Co-Publishers (Facet Publishing [for CILIP UK] and CLA) have assigned ALA Publishing to process and manage all online subscriptions to the RDA Toolkit, from anywhere in the world. This offers customers one point of contact for: purchasing subscriptions; customer service; technical and administrative support; processing payments; renewal reminders and processing of renewals. ALA will process payments in the major currencies and will ensure access to, and support of, the electronic product.

The process for purchasing RDA print products will be similar to how AACR2 products were purchased. The RDA print products will be available directly from each of the Co-Publishers (Facet Publishing outside North America) as well as through various approved retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. RDA print products will be published later in the summer with further details and pricing information announced sometime in July.

Information and relevant updates on how to subscribe online and purchase print will be available at www.rdatoolkit.org.

Pricing for the RDA Toolkit

The Co-Publishers have committed to maintaining price parity as much as possible throughout the world given the constraints created by differences in currency and tax systems.

The solo-user license is for single-user environments where access to the RDA Toolkit is not shared with other individuals in the same institution. By contrast, the site license is designed for multi-user environments where one concurrent user (with the option to add additional concurrent users) is shared with an unlimited number of individuals within the same institution.

For details on RDA Toolkit pricing in the major currencies, please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing.

Double-User Offer

A double-user offer is in place for those who subscribe at any site license level to the RDA Toolkit before August 31, 2011. During the evaluation and initial implementation of RDA, when users are likely to need more frequent concurrent access, subscribers will receive double the purchased number of concurrent users of the RDA Toolkit at no additional charge for their first subscription period. (For example, buy a 2-user site license but get a 4-user license for no additional cost.)

Consortia and Group Subscriptions

If you are interested in subscription pricing for consortia or other centralized purchasing groups, please contact us at rdatoolkit@ala.org with "Consortium" or "Group purchase" in the subject line and provide some basic information about your group. The more answers to the prequalifying questions (www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing/consortia) 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.

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 the RDA Toolkit. The institution must purchase a subscription that matches its ongoing cataloging needs and then inform RDA Toolkit staff via the RDA Toolkit Support Center (www.rdatoolkit.org/support) of the number of additional users needed for any given training or class period. RDA Toolkit access will be granted for that period to the additional users at no additional charge. If an institution does not yet subscribe, but wants access for LIS or other training, the site license base price will apply.

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Discussion Making the Most of the RDA Toolkit Open-Access Period

by Troy Linker (staff) on Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 01:36 pm

RDA Toolkit ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us for this free learning opportunity!

RDA Toolkit ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us for this free learning opportunity!

Join ALA Digital Reference Publisher Troy Linker as he gives an overview of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and describes how it is integrated into the RDA Toolkit. He will review highlights of the RDA Toolkit and point out how you can make the most of the open-access period through August 31, 2010. Pricing, subscription options, and future plans for the continual improvement of the RDA Toolkit will also be discussed.

Learn how to:

  • create your own profile (and why it benefits you)
  • search and browse RDA instructions
  • create and share workflows and mappings—tools to customize RDA to support your organization's training, internal processes, and local policies
  • search RDA based on your existing knowledge of AACR2 rule numbers
  • access RDA content both by table of contents and by element set
  • search and browse AACR2 rules with links to help users navigate from AACR2 to RDA

Reserve your place today at one of these upcoming virtual sessions!

 

(Offered at multiple times to allow people in different time zones to participate; the times listed are US Central time zone hours. The World Clock will help you work out the best time for you.)

For those not able to join us for one of the live events, they will be recorded and posted to www.rdatoolkit.org/training.


Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the RDA Toolkit are published by the Co-Publishers for RDA (the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and Facet Publishing, the publishing arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

 

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RDA: Resource Description & Access, prepared by the Joint Steering Committee for the Development and RDA, is co-published by the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Science Professionals. The purpose of the community is to share guidance and information among implementers of RDA and users of the RDA Toolkit.

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