The just-published March 2022 release is the first since migration of the RDA Toolkit to new servers in January 2022. It includes updates to policy statements from the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the British Library and Music Library Association Best Practices. This release also includes significant additions and changes to RDA content. Following RSC approval of two substantive proposals:
In addition, shortcut and soft-deprecation text was added to a number of elements. There are some adjusted definitions, new terms in the Glossary, changes in the LRM alignment, and changes to element hierarchies (broader and narrower elements). For specific information on these changes, see RSC/TechnicalWG/2020/1/RSCDecisions/rev and RSC/TechnicalWG/2020/2/RSCDecisions/rev.
Some formatting changes were also made in this release, including the addition of tables of contents for guidance chapters and clearer formatting for minimum description requirements. In Community Resources, a standardized paragraph was added to each of the "Terms in specific languages" pages to give fuller context. As usual, there were typos and markup fixes not documented in the Release Notes that were corrected in this release; thank you to those users who provided feedback.
As noted above, the implementation of the two RSC proposals in this release impacted hundreds of entities and elements. The elements that have been introduced and deprecated, as well as those that have been revised in some significant way, are listed in Addendum to the March 2022 Release Notes.
In parallel with this Toolkit release, the RDA Registry also announces a newly-published release of an updated interface with a cleaner look, improved navigation, and a more streamlined infrastructure.
Users will be interested to know that this release of the Registry:
Developers will be interested to know that this release of the Registry:
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