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The PCC Policy Committee has said that PCC will not be implementing the new RDA Toolkit before July 2022. It is my understanding that LC would prefer to train their catalogers in the new RDA using BIBFRAME and not MARC, and this will take some time to do that and create the application profiles for BIBFRAME. Training in the new Toolkit will not start before fall 2021, and possibly later, so it will be some time before LC & PCC adopt the new Toolkit RDA. --posts to RDA-L, 4/23/2021
PCC Working Group on Metadata Application Profiles
Charge and time frame for PCC development of application profiles. BIBFRAME will be the initial base data model.
•1 October 2021: Provisional profiles available for test use and a test plan drawing from PCC membership
• 1 May 2022: Standard profiles available for production use
NARDAC Update Forum Slides
Report of the RDASC; RDA/PS Project &Metadata Guidance Documentation Update (LC); Update from ALA Digital Reference; RDA and Mapping : Beyond Others; Curator in RDA; Recent RDA Developments.
NARDAC Update Forum recording
Members of the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) and of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) provide a livean update on the continuing evolution of RDA (Resource Description and Access) as an international standard for cataloging. Speakers include Robert Maxwell, Thomas Brenndorfer, Kathy Glennan, Melanie Polutta, Clara Liao, James Hennelly, and Stephen Hearn. Topics include new the review process at RSC, recent and upcoming RDA proposals, development of content for RDA's Community Resources, the server migration for RDA Toolkit, describing collections in RDA with an update on NARDAC's curator of work proposal, and looking beyond mapping toward combining element vocabularies.
Educational Resources -- purchase from ALA Store
Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics after 3R, Second Edition
Christine Oliver’s primer guide to the RDA specifically covers the changes to RDA reflected in the official RDA Toolkit launched on December 15th.
Available for purchase at the ALA Store website
Print RDA Glossary
Allows for easy offline access by students, instructors, and catalogers. "A useful tool for both training and daily reference." Available for purchase at the ALA Store https://www.alastore.ala.org/RDAglossary
Includes two indexes: an RDA Elements Index, which organizes RDA elements by their domain entities to give users an idea of the structure of RDA, and an RDA Controlled Vocabularies Index, which is organized by element.
Kate James RDA in Practice: A Workbook
Available Spring 2021. "The only workbook created for the new RDA, this resource is an important tool that will help readers at any level of experience develop and strengthen their understanding of RDA content and structure. "
RDA Lab Series Returns
A weekly (Feb.-Aug.) presentation of live webinars on new (Bibframe oriented? Maybe not for everyday cataloging.) RDA concepts by cataloger and recent RDA Steering Committee member Kate James. Presented as 8 modules, 4 weeks each. Purchase from the ALA Store website https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/rda-lab-series $485
Recordings of the series or individual modules can be purchased for viewing at your leisure from the ALA Store website https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/rda-lab-series
Robert Maxwell book--upcoming
Additional Educational Resources
Preparing for the New RDA (LC training)
PCC Standing Committee on Training (SCT) training materials to assist the community in preparing for the New RDA that is the result of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R Project). Last updated Feb. 2021; focuses on the new RDA concepts.
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