9. Logging In
Log in at http://access.rdatoolkit.org/
Account ID authentication
Authentication into RDA Toolkit leads to partial
access to the content and functionality.
Access: all public documents and search
No access: private content, bookmarks, and
12. Concurrent Users
Concurrent users are the number of users from
an account who are logged into RDA Toolkit at
-Subscriptions include a specified number of
- Subscriptions include an unlimited number of
• Expandable/Collapsible Table of Contents
• Print Table of Contents
• Synch Table of Contents
• RDA Quick Search
• Advanced Search (all documents)
– Search RDA by AACR2 number
– Save Search
• Search Results
– Return to Results
– Previous/Next Hit
16. How Do I Start?
• Other Documents
– RDA Element Set
– RDA Mappings
17. 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
• Connect with the RDA Community through
the blog, RDA-L, etc.
Hello and welcome to: RDA Toolkit Essentials
My name is James Hennelly, and I and my colleague at ALA Digital Reference, Melissa Wood, will guide you through the basics of using RDA Toolkit.
Please use the chat function in the webinar user panel to submit questions to the other RDA staff on the webinar with me today
In the chat box please select “All Presenters” to chat with Melissa Wood who will be collecting your RDA Toolkit specific questions for the Q&A session at the end of the webinar. We would like to address as many RDA Toolkit related questions as possible. If you have questions about the U.S. RDA Test or local training please direct those questions to your local national library and or your local library association. In the U.S. contact the Library of Congress and the ALCTS division of ALA.
If you have technical questions about the webinar software please select “Host” to chat with Dan Kaplan who is with us to answer any Webinar-related questions.
This webinar is being recorded and will be posted on the RDA Toolkit website.
I’m not going to go into a lot of detail regarding RDA itself, but it is important to note two key aspects of RDA in regard to using RDA Toolkit.
It is essentials to become familiar with the meaning of the entities and the relationships that exists between the entities. These concepts provide the structural foundation of RDA are crucial to navigating the RDA TOC.
Much more information is available at our website, the JSC website, the LC website, including helpful presentations by Barbara Tillett and other LC staff.
RDA is the primary document on RDA Toolkit. The Toolkit represents the best way to interact with the RDA standard.
Here are the documents that you will currently find on the RDA Toolkit. Of course, we hope to add more in the future. We will also be adding links to other off-site documents.
Create workflows, mapping, bookmarks. Share your content with others at your institution.
In the future there will be a greater list of user preferences that must be set through your profile.