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RDA Toolkit Essentials 01.16


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Slides form the January 16, 2013 presentation of RDA Toolkit Essentials

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RDA Toolkit Essentials 01.16

  1. 1. RDA Toolkit Essentials Presented by James Hennelly ALA Digital Reference American Library Association
  2. 2. Getting Started• Ask questions via Questions box• Report technical issues via Questions• Q&A session at the end of presentation
  3. 3. What is RDA?RDA: Resource Description and Access is …• a standard for bibliographic description, not a display standard• a standard based on the FRBR conceptual model
  4. 4. What is RDA?FRBR Entities• Group 1: Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item• Group 2: Person, Family, and Corporate Name
  5. 5. What is RDA?Familiarize yourself with FRBR concepts andterminology.ResourcesJSC - - consult resources at your national library.
  6. 6. What is RDA Toolkit?RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based,online product that allows users to interactwith a collection of cataloging-relateddocuments and resources including RDA.
  7. 7. What is RDA Toolkit?• RDA• RDA Update History• RDA Element Set• AACR2• LC-PCC Policy Statements• Examples of RDA Cataloging• RDA Mappings• User-Created Content
  8. 8. Free ContentAt• Subscription and pricing information• Blog• Development Blog• Training Material (Calendar and Archive)
  9. 9. Subscriptions• Solo-User• Institutional – Concurrent users
  10. 10. Logging InLog in at AccountInstitutional Account -IP authentication -Referring URL -Account ID authentication
  11. 11. Authentication
  12. 12. ProfilesSolo-User accounts are automatically logged into their profiles.Members of an Institutional account must create a profile in order to take full advantage of RDA Toolkit’s content and functionality.
  13. 13. Profiles
  14. 14. Navigation• Icons• Pages• Expandable/Collapsible Table of Contents• Print Table of Contents• Full/Core/Basic• Examples• Synch Table of Contents• Tabs• Links
  15. 15. Navigation
  16. 16. Navigation
  17. 17. Navigation New Table of Content opens to chapter level for faster browse.
  18. 18. Navigation
  19. 19. Navigation
  20. 20. Search• RDA Quick Search• Advanced Search (all documents) – Filters – Search RDA by AACR2 number – Save Search• Search Results – Return to Results – Previous/Next Hit
  21. 21. Search
  22. 22. User-Created Content• Workflows• Maps• Bookmarks
  23. 23. User-Created Content
  24. 24. User-Created Content
  25. 25. Where Do I Start?• Other Documents – RDA Element Set – AACR2 – RDA Mappings – Examples• Workflows – Shared – Private• Advanced Search
  26. 26. What Should I Do Now?• Sign up for Free Trial (if you haven’t yet)• Study FRBR• Take a training class and ask for Post-Event Access• Connect with the RDA Community through the blog, Virtual User Group, RDA-L, etc.
  27. 27. Blogs••
  28. 28. Q&AChat your questions and comments to us.
  29. 29. RDA Toolkit EssentialsThank you for attending RDA Toolkit Essentials. Email us at