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  • Users asked us to add a book-style index to supplement the RDA Toolkit’s full-text search capability.  This Index is derived from the index used in the RDA Print.  Unlike a full-text search it includes terms that aren’t in RDA, but they are terms a user might try to search when they first come to RDA.  For example General Material Designation [GMD] has an entry that directs users to the RDA concepts of Carrier Type, Content Type, and Media Type.  Like the Table of Contents, the Index is included as a section of RDA, and includes links to the full-text of RDA, a printable PDF for offline use, and is freely available to everyone—no subscription to the RDA Toolkit is needed to view it. The Index is included in the search.
  • Users and the RDA testers told us that a book-style table of contents was useful to help them navigate and learn the structure of RDA and to compare how it differs from the structure of AACR2 and other cataloging standards.  Based on this feedback we converted the RDA Print table of contents into an online section of RDA in the RDA Toolkit.  This new section includes links to sections listed and has a printable PDF for offline use.  In an effort to keep the search results as relevant and uncluttered as possible, the Table of Contents is not included in search. To make it easier for users to learn and experiment with RDA we’re offering this RDA Table of Contents free to everyone—no subscription to the RDA Toolkit is needed to view it.
  • Whether you are creating or revising workflow or procedure documentation, writing a paper for LIS class, or blogging on a specific cataloging issue, direct links to RDA rules will be valuable in communicating your ideas and intentions.
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  • Thank you for joining us.
  • 2011 10-05-virtual user group

    1. 1. Virtual User Group Discussion<br />Presented byTroy LinkerPublisher, ALA Digital Reference<br />American Library Association<br />
    2. 2. Online Discussion<br />Welcome to our first virtual user group meeting.<br />Our goal is for this to be an interactive bidirectional discussion vs. a unidirectional presentation. <br />Your participation is vital to achieving this goal. <br />
    3. 3. Many Ways to Participate<br />Chat / IM<br />Q&A<br />Participant audio during the meeting<br />
    4. 4. Ask for the Mic<br />The best way to speak during the session is through head phones combined with a microphone attached to your computer. <br />Click the button labeled "Ask for Mic“ found at the bottom of the Participants box. A number indicating your place in line appears. When it is your turn the moderator will turn on your mic and let you know you have the floor. <br />
    5. 5. Session Agenda<br />Virtual User Group Overview<br />Recent Enhancements<br />Current Development Issues<br />Potential Development Issues<br />Open Development Discussion <br />
    6. 6. Virtual User Group<br />The U.S. Test process has been invaluable to us. We did beta testing and other testing, but it wasn’t until users actually tried to use RDA Toolkit in their everyday work that some really useful comments emerged. <br />
    7. 7. Virtual User Group<br />The U.S. Test helped us to see that we need a virtual forum to get feedback from everyday users that will help us to set our priorities, to communicate our development plans out to RDA Toolkit users, and to demo recent changes.<br />
    8. 8. Virtual User Group<br />Format –webinar format but with smaller groups and more bidirectional communication.<br />Audience – National Libraries and power users in many countries. Open meeting, everyone is invited.<br />Agenda – demo recent release(s), describe plans for next release(s), and brainstorm ideas for future releases. <br />
    9. 9. Virtual User Group<br />Frequency – to be determined; please answer the post-webinar poll question about frequency.<br />Time zone – offered in rotating time zones so users outside the U.S. also have a chance to participate live (considering three rotating times zones: 9:30 AM CST, 3:30 PM CST, and 8:00 PM CST) <br />
    10. 10. Session Agenda<br />Virtual User Group Overview<br />Recent Enhancements<br />Current Development Issues<br />Potential Development Issues<br />Open Development Discussion <br />
    11. 11. Recent Enhancements<br />RDA Index<br />Table of Contents<br />MARC Linking Service<br />RDA Instruction Linking<br />RDA Toolkit Blog<br />
    12. 12. RDA Index<br />Book-style index added to RDA Toolkit<br />Included in search to supplement full-text search by including additional terms not in RDA<br />Printable PDF for offline use<br />Free to everyone<br />
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    15. 15. Recent Enhancements<br />RDA Index<br />Table of Contents<br />MARC Linking Service<br />RDA Instruction Linking<br />RDA Toolkit Blog<br />
    16. 16. Table of Contents<br />Book-style RDA TOC added to RDA Toolkit<br />Each entry is hyperlinked to RDA<br />Printable PDF for offline use<br />Not included in search<br />Free to everyone<br />
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    18. 18. Recent Enhancements<br />RDA Index<br />Table of Contents<br />MARC Linking Service<br />RDA Instruction Linking<br />RDA Toolkit Blog<br />
    19. 19. MARC Linking Service<br />Create links based on specific MARC information to the relevant instruction(s) in RDA: Element Set.<br />Links are based on MARC-to-RDA Mappings of RDA Toolkit.<br />Link URLs contain only MARC information so they will not need updating if MARC Mappings change in RDA Toolkit.<br />
    20. 20. MARC Variables<br />Users can link to relevant instruction(s) in RDA: Element Set based on:<br />Record Type – either Authority or a Bibliographic record<br />MARC Field - (e.g., “100”)<br />Indicator - (e.g., “1st” or “2nd”)<br />Subfield – (e.g., $c) <br />
    21. 21. MARC Based URL<br />The syntax to create a link to the relevant RDA instructions for MARCBibliographic1001# $C<br />http://access.rdatoolkit.org/?encode=marc&rec=Bib&tag=100&indpos=1st&ind=1&subfld=c<br />
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    23. 23. Recent Enhancements<br />RDA Index<br />Table of Contents<br />MARC Linking Service<br />RDA Instruction Linking<br />RDA Toolkit Blog<br />
    24. 24. Direct Links to RDA Instructions<br />In addition to the MARC links there may be times when users want to simply link to an RDA instruction.<br />To create these links use the following syntax:<br />
    25. 25. Direct Links to RDA Instructions<br />Begin with the root URL of http://access.rdatoolkit.org/<br />Add the RDA number e.g., for RDA 3.1.4, add the 3.1.4 to the root URL http://access.rdatoolkit.org/3.1.4<br />Finally, add “.html” to the end http://access.rdatoolkit.org/3.1.4.html<br />
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    27. 27. Recent Enhancements<br />RDA Index<br />Table of Contents<br />MARC Linking Service<br />RDA Instruction Linking<br />RDA Toolkit Blog<br />
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    29. 29. Session Agenda<br />Virtual User Group Overview<br />Recent Enhancements<br />Current Development Issues<br />Potential Development Issues<br />Open Development Discussion <br />
    30. 30. Current Development Issues<br />Improve Table of Contents Layout<br />Improve Chapter Load Times<br />Arrange Search by RDA Instruction Number<br />
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    33. 33. Current Development Issues<br />Improve Table of Contents Layout<br />Improve Chapter Load Times<br />Arrange Search by RDA Instruction Number<br />
    34. 34. Loading Full Chapters<br />Loading of entire chapters was requested by users during focus groups; they wanted more context in an online environment.<br />Users didn’t like the way AACR2 displayed online in small sections, e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.<br />Unfortunately the size and complexity of many of the full chapters caused slow loading speeds.<br />
    35. 35. Paging Chapters<br />We are testing a solution that breaks each chapter into chapter pages, at the X.X level but not every X.X level.<br />Each chapter will be broken into manageable “pages” or sections based on the size of the particular chapter page. <br />For example Chapter 1 is broken into two pages 1.1 – 1.6 on page one and 1.7 – 1.11 on page two. <br />
    36. 36. Current Development Issues<br />Improve Table of Contents Layout<br />Improve Chapter Load Times<br />Arrange Search by RDA Instruction Number<br />
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    41. 41. Session Agenda<br />Virtual User Group Overview<br />Recent Enhancements<br />Current Development Issues<br />Potential Development Issues<br />Open Development Discussion <br />
    42. 42. Development Blog<br />To increase communication with users we will publish RDA Toolkit specific blog posts to communicate development plans and ideas, to provide a mechanism for user feedback before development work begins.<br />
    43. 43. Development Blog<br />The blog URL www.rdatoolkit.org/development<br />A Development menu link is available from the RDA Toolkit home page. <br />Stay informed by monitoring the Development blog RSS feed<br />
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    45. 45. Development Categories<br />Graphical User Interface<br />Search <br />User Preferences<br />Site Content<br />Workflows / Mappings - User shared content<br />Bookmarks<br />RDA Mappings<br />Site Performance<br />
    46. 46. Development Priorities<br />High Priority<br />Medium Priority<br />Low Priority<br />
    47. 47. Development Types<br />New Function<br />Improve Function<br />Bug/Fix<br />
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    51. 51. Session Agenda<br />Virtual User Group Overview<br />Recent Enhancements<br />Current Development Issues<br />Potential Development Issues<br />Open Development Discussion <br />
    52. 52. Open Development Discussion<br />With the time we have left we will open the discussion up to your thoughts about RDA Toolkit development<br />
    53. 53. Thank You!<br />We hope you have found this virtual user group meeting useful. At the end of the meeting you will be directed to a short online survey. <br />We appreciate any feedback you can give us!<br />For more information please visit us online<br />www.rdatoolkit.org .<br />

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