Virtual User Group Presented by Troy Linker Publisher, ALA Digital Reference American Library Association
Online DiscussionWelcome to our virtual user group meeting.Our goal is for this to be an interactive bidirectional discussion vs. a unidirectional presentation.Your participation is vital to achieving this goal.
Attendee Panel • Connect to Audio • IM a Question • Raise Your Hand
Audio Using Telephone• During a session, select Use Telephone in the Audio pane of your Control Panel.• Dial the conference call number provided.• Enter the access code followed by the # key.• Enter the Audio PIN followed by the # key
Audio Using Computer• Select "Mic & Speakers" in the Audio pane of your Control Panel.• Click Test. – Select a microphone (headsets with a mic work best) from the drop-down – Select speakers from the drop-down – Meters will light up green when working properly
Raise Your HandTo speak during the presentation• Click the button labeled “Raise your hand“ found at the bottom of the attendee panel to be added to the queue.• When it is your turn the moderator will turn on your audio and let you know you have the floor.
RDA Toolkit Releases• Bi-Monthly Schedule (even numbered months)• Second Tuesday of the Month• RDA Fast-Track Changes• RDA Toolkit Improvements• Annual RDA Updates (tentatively June) with Instruction Revision History
RDA Rewording• First batch of reworded chapters (9, 10, 11, & 6) were released in RDA Toolkit in Dec. 2012.• Remaining reworded chapters released as available with the expectation that all reworded chapters released by mid 2013.
RDA Print• A new print accumulation of RDA will be issued once all of the reworded chapters are complete (currently expected in mid 2013)• All changes made to RDA up to and including the 2013 RDA Update will be included.• Annual print updates are expected to this accumulation beginning in mid 2014 and every year thereafter.
Essential RDA• A companion to RDA• Basic instructions and core elements coded into the RDA will form the foundation• An editor (or team of editors) with expertise in RDA and oversight from the JSC will shape the material into a practical guide• Available in multiple formats including print and e-book in addition to inclusion in RDA Toolkit
RDA e-bookPositives Negatives• Searchable • Not easily updated• Active links • RDA version• Does not require confusion internet access after • Sold via e-book initial purchase distributors not by• One time purchase ALA directly (not a subscription)