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RDA: Resource Description & Access Community

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Discussion RDA Toolkit Solo-User Pricing, Double-User Offer, and RDA Print

by Troy Linker (staff) on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 05:31 pm

Thank you for your input. The Co-Publishers for RDA have received considerable feedback about what you need to make implementation of RDA as smooth, rapid, and efficient as possible, whatever your type or size of institution and whatever country you're in. Based on what you've told us, we're introducing some additional options to the previously announced pricing and product.

Thank you for your input. The Co-Publishers for RDA have received considerable feedback about what you need to make implementation of RDA as smooth, rapid, and efficient as possible, whatever your type or size of institution and whatever country you're in. Based on what you've told us, we're introducing some additional options to the previously announced pricing and product.

 •             A solo-user license (one profile, one user) for the RDA Toolkit at $195 (USD). This solo-user license is in addition to, and differs from, the previously announced site licenses. 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 previously announced site license base price of $325 (USD) 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 more details on pricing, please visit the website www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing.

 •             A double-user offer 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.)

 •             Full-text loose-leaf print versions of both Resource Description and Access (RDA) and RDA: Element Set View. While most users agree the preferred way to interact with RDA is online via the RDA Toolkit, the Co-Publishers will offer 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. Pricing and availability to be announced closer to the June RDA Toolkit launch date.

 Have you signed up yet to receive updates? If not, please sign up at www.rdatoolkit.org/rdalist or send your email address to rdatoolkit@ala.org, and we'll send you updates as information becomes available. Updates will include the complimentary open-access period, free trials, pricing, special introductory offers, print versions, product updates, and more-for the U.S.A. and other countries. You can also bookmark our informational website at www.rdatoolkit.org.

For general information about the open-access period (June through August 31, 2010), please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/openaccess.

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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).

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Discussion Survey of ordering and payment preferences for RDA Toolkit users outside the U.S.

by Troy Linker (staff) on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 05:59 pm

The Co-Publishers for RDA are seeking input from potential RDA Toolkit users outside the United States.

Please help us learn more about what ordering and payment systems we need to put in place, so we can make subscribing to the online RDA Toolkit from outside the United States as convenient as possible.

Your answers to these questions will be a key consideration as we make decisions.

We are aiming as much as possible for price parity with US dollars in other currencies.

Click Here to take survey

The Co-Publishers for RDA are seeking input from potential RDA Toolkit users outside the United States.

Please help us learn more about what ordering and payment systems we need to put in place, so we can make subscribing to the online RDA Toolkit from outside the United States as convenient as possible.

Your answers to these questions will be a key consideration as we make decisions.

We are aiming as much as possible for price parity with US dollars in other currencies.

Click Here to take survey

Or follow this URL http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AJEBH2QG8

Please forward and cross post this announcement widely to encourage participation.

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Discussion RDA seminar in Copenhagen

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:01 am

via CILIP's Catalologue and Index blog

The European RDA Interest group (EURIG) and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) are planning a seminar on the new cataloguing rules and their implications for libraries in Europe and in particular its non-English speaking cataloguing communities.

RDA in Europe: making it happen!  EURIG-JSC joint seminar, to be held at the Royal Library, Copenhagen, on 8th August 2010.

via CILIP's Catalologue and Index blog

The European RDA Interest group (EURIG) and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) are planning a seminar on the new cataloguing rules and their implications for libraries in Europe and in particular its non-English speaking cataloguing communities.

RDA in Europe: making it happen!  EURIG-JSC joint seminar, to be held at the Royal Library, Copenhagen, on 8th August 2010.

Topics to be covered during the seminar will include: RDA: background and context - RDA: a demonstration of the online toolkit - RDA: a non-Anglo-American perspective - Translation issues - Implementation plans - Future development of the rules - Reports from European countries considering a move to RDA - Time for discussion.

The programme is available at: http://www.slainte.org.uk/eurig/docs/EURIGJSCSeminar2010Programme.pdf

Further information at: http://www.slainte.org.uk/eurig/meetings.htm#eurigjsc2010 or from Anders Cato, email: anders.cato@kb.se.

Registration: http://rda.axaco.se

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Discussion Resource Description and Access in Cataloger’s Desktop

by Troy Linker (staff) on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:04 pm

Resource Description and Access in Cataloger’s Desktop

February 22, 2010

The Library of Congress and the Co-Publishers for RDA (Resource Description and Access) are pleased to announce that Cataloger’s Desktop subscribers will be able to access the RDA Toolkit (due in June 2010) via Cataloger’s Desktop.

Resource Description and Access in Cataloger’s Desktop

February 22, 2010

The Library of Congress and the Co-Publishers for RDA (Resource Description and Access) are pleased to announce that Cataloger’s Desktop subscribers will be able to access the RDA Toolkit (due in June 2010) via Cataloger’s Desktop.

Cataloger’s Desktop is the Library of Congress’s integrated, online documentation system for cataloging and metadata resources. RDA Toolkit is a browser-based, online collection of cataloging-related documents and resources, including RDA (Resource Description and Access). Used together and available 24-7, Cataloger’s Desktop and RDA will represent the current state of the art in cataloging and metadata documentation.

Once users subscribe to both Desktop and RDA Toolkit, they will also be able to access RDA through Desktop’s search and discovery interface. Hits (including hits in context) will display in Desktop’s Search Results pane. When subscribers click on a hit in RDA, they will be taken immediately to the content in the RDA Toolkit. In addition:

  • Once an RDA link is followed, Desktop users can access the full functionality of the RDA Toolkit (including workflows).
  • Linking from RDA to LC Policy Statements (the successor to the LC Rule Interpretations) will be provided.
  • The developers are working to make it feasible for subscribers to enter their RDA Toolkit login information in Desktop preferences to access both products seamlessly with a single login.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. The Library serves the public, scholars, Members of Congress and their staff—all of whom seek information, understanding and inspiration. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s award-winning Web site www.loc.gov.

The RDA Toolkit is 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). The content of RDA has been developed in a collaborative process led by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC). The RDA project is overseen by the Committee of Principals representing the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the Library of Congress, Library and Archives Canada, the British Library, and the National Library of Australia. For more information about RDA and the RDA Toolkit visit www.rdaonline.org.

Library of Congress contact:
Peter Seligman, 202-707-1314, psel@loc.gov

American Library Association contact:
Troy Linker, 312-280-5101, tlinker@ala.org

 

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Discussion RDA Online Website Updated

by Troy Linker (staff) on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

The Co-Publishers of RDA are pleased to announce that the website at www.rdaonline.org now includes information about the RDA Toolkit, U.S. pricing for the RDA Toolkit, an updated FAQ, and web videos of the RDA Toolkit: A Guided Tour webinars given on February 8 and 9, 2010.  For further information and to receive announcements and updates from the Co-Publishers about the RDA Toolkit, please send your email address to rdatoolkit@ala.org. We will add you to the RDA Toolkit email list. 

Discussion Introduction

by Troy Linker (staff) on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

I would like to introduce myself to the cataloging community as Publisher
for the newly created Digital Reference unit at ALA Publishing. The
Digital Reference unit is responsible for ALA's co-publisher role in RDA
(Resource Description and Access) the digital replacement for AACR2.
Some of you may know me from my 12 years’ experience at ALA Publishing,
working on RDA and AACR2 in addition to many other publishing projects. My
role with RDA has expanded, from the production and software development

I would like to introduce myself to the cataloging community as Publisher
for the newly created Digital Reference unit at ALA Publishing. The
Digital Reference unit is responsible for ALA's co-publisher role in RDA
(Resource Description and Access) the digital replacement for AACR2.
Some of you may know me from my 12 years’ experience at ALA Publishing,
working on RDA and AACR2 in addition to many other publishing projects. My
role with RDA has expanded, from the production and software development
responsibility that I have held from the beginning, to include
coordinating the full breadth of ALA Publishing’s responsibilities for
RDA.

As we approach the launch of the RDA Toolkit, the website that will house
RDA in addition to other helpful cataloging resources and tools, we want
to increase the direct communication between the co-publishers of RDA and
the cataloging community.  I am committed to actively reading and, when
helpful, posting responses to questions and concerns raised by catalogers
in a variety of venues (like this one) regarding the RDA and the RDA
Toolkit. 

We will soon post registration information for an upcoming RDA Toolkit
Webinar offering a repeat of the guided tour of the RDA Toolkit beta site
given at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. In addition to the Webinar, the co-
publishers are drafting an RDA Toolkit FAQ that will address many of the
recent questions asked by attendees at Midwinter, posted to lists, or sent
to rdatoolkit@ala.org.   We will post the FAQ URL as soon as it is
active. 

To receive RDA Toolkit announcements and news directly from the co-
publishers, please email us at rdatoolkit@ala.org so we can add you to our
RDA Toolkit mailing list.  These announcements will come out frequently
over the next few months as we approach the June 2010 launch of the RDA
Toolkit.

Kind regards,

Troy Linker
Publisher, ALA Digital Reference
American Library Association
(312) 280-5101

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Discussion Announcement of June 2010 Release Date for RDA

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 04:56 pm

RDA: Resource Description and Access will be published in June 2010.  While we regret this delay in release of RDA, the transition from publication of AACR2 as a printed manual to release of RDA as a web based toolkit is a complex process with many interdependencies. 

The updated text of RDA incorporates recommendations from constituencies and other stakeholders approved at the JSC meeting earlier this year.  The revised text has been successfully loaded into the RDA database.  The product is currently undergoing thorough quality review and testing in preparation for release.

RDA: Resource Description and Access will be published in June 2010.  While we regret this delay in release of RDA, the transition from publication of AACR2 as a printed manual to release of RDA as a web based toolkit is a complex process with many interdependencies. 

The updated text of RDA incorporates recommendations from constituencies and other stakeholders approved at the JSC meeting earlier this year.  The revised text has been successfully loaded into the RDA database.  The product is currently undergoing thorough quality review and testing in preparation for release.

We recognize that customers and prospective users of RDA need reliable and timely information for planning and budgeting.  We are confident that this revised deadline is a realistic target for publication of RDA.

 

Pricing and purchasing information will be introduced at the time of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, 15-18 January 2010.

 

Mary Ghikas,  Chair Committee of Principals
Alan Danskin, Chair Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA
Don Chatham, Chair Co-publishers

 

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Discussion NISO webinar: Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 09:13 am

Live webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern (U.S). From the NISO site:

Live webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern (U.S). From the NISO site:

About the Webinar

Librarians, ILS vendors, and commercial cataloging service providers -- as well as a wide variety of related service providers -- all know that the proverbial, heavily acronym-spice "bibliographic control alphabet soup" involves the intelligent and well informed use of many ingredients. Chief in these are constantly evolving standards, combined with more than a sprinkling of creativity and insight. Three expert metadata chefs will analyze and discuss specific alphabetic ingredients already in use or soon to be implemented in the bib control kitchen.

Agenda

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.: Introduction & Welcome
Karen A. Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

1:10 - 1:30 p.m.: AACR2, RDA, VIAF, and the Future: From There to Here to There
Barbara Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
Biography

This presentation will focus on the differences between RDA and AACR2 and how the new code will better enable linked data for user access in the Web environment.

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.: RDA Elements and Vocabularies: a Step Forward from MARC
Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse
Biography

As the lynchpin of hugely successful efforts by libraries to provide information on their holdings to both local and remote users, MARC has had an illustrious presence. However, the format is beginning to fail libraries as many of our partners and potential partners in a greatly enriched information ecosystem do not "speak" MARC but handle their data in very different ways. RDA elements and vocabularies represent the distillation of library descriptive knowledge, optimized for use within an environment that speaks XML, RDF, and linked data, and which seek to express that knowledge in an FRBR-aware manner. This webinar will provide a brief overview of RDA elements and vocabularies.

1:50 - 2:10 p.m.: Data-driven Evidence for Core MARC Records
William Moen, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas
Biography

This presentation will discuss results from an IMLS-sponsored research project that examined 56 million WorldCat bibliographic records and analyzed patterns of use by catalogers of available fields/subfields. The data provide evidence that can inform specifications for core records based on catalogers' practices.

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.: Question & Answer Session

NISO registration page

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Discussion Best Links for RDA

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 03:55 pm

MARS Automation Services blog posted a link round-up here.

Discussion Updates to RDA documents

by Patrick Hogan (staff) on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 07:23 pm

Nathalie Schulz,  Secretary, JSC posted the following to RDA-L

 

A number of RDA background documents have been updated in line with the final RDA text supplied to the co-publishers for the first release, including the element analysis and the FRBR and FRAD mappings:

http://www.rda-jsc.org/rda.html#scope

Nathalie Schulz,  Secretary, JSC posted the following to RDA-L

 

A number of RDA background documents have been updated in line with the final RDA text supplied to the co-publishers for the first release, including the element analysis and the FRBR and FRAD mappings:

http://www.rda-jsc.org/rda.html#scope

The list of AACR2 changes has also been revised, and now includes a comparison of AACR2 SMDs with RDA vocabularies:

http://www.rda-jsc.org/working2.html#sec-7

Please send any queries to: jscsecretary@bl.uk

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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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