[CatSIG] RDA (Resource Description & Access) Toolkit Open Access Sign up

Chris Todd Chris.Todd at natlib.govt.nz
Fri May 21 14:52:26 NZST 2010

Apologies for Cross-Posting 
RDA is coming closer, with what looks like a mid-June start. Information on signing up for the open access trial period is available below. For more information about the toolkit itself please check the webinar that was recorded in February this year http://www.rdatoolkit.org/training/guidedtour 

Presentations from last year's LIANZA/CatSig seminars on RDA are being added to the DEscribeNZ wiki http://nznuc-cataloguing.pbworks.com/

We are still looking at the results of the RDA Training Needs Survey and will be sending out some summary information shortly.

Chris Todd

Chris (Christine) Todd
Team Leader, Cataloguing Team 1, Content Services,
National Library of New Zealand.

Telephone: (04) 474 3093
Fax:  (04) 474 3161
Email: chris.todd at natlib.govt.nz

>>> Troy Linker <tlinker at ALA.ORG> 21/05/2010 11:25 a.m. >>>
Sign up now and you'll be ready for the start in mid-June of free open
access to the RDA Toolkit!


The Co-Publishers invite you to try the RDA Toolkit at no cost from the
launch in June through August 31, 2010. Sign up now and we'll send you
an email with your login information as soon as open access becomes
available in mid-June. We are opening the sign-up process early to allow
institutions time to coordinate their requests for institutional access.


Please sign up the same way you plan to subscribe.


*         Institutional access if there will ever be more than one user
at your site (institutional access typically uses IP authentication or a
referring URL).

*         Solo-user access if you will only have one user at your site
(login/password authentication only).


Most users should sign up for institutional access. Why?

*         Your institution can have an unlimited number of concurrent
users during the open-access period

*         You and your colleagues can test the sharing of workflows and
mappings within your institution

*         You and your colleagues can take advantage of IP
authentication or a referring URL to avoid institutional login (users
will just log in to access their personal profile)

*         You and your colleagues can participate more smoothly in your
institution's decisions regarding RDA implementation


Sign up now and look forward to getting your login information in


RDA Toolkit    www.rdatoolkit.org 

The resource to help you navigate from AACR2 to RDA-the new, unified
standard for resource description and access, designed for the digital
world and an expanding universe of metadata users. As you use the RDA
Toolkit, you'll notice ongoing improvements and additions. 


Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the RDA Toolkit are published
by the Co-Publishers for RDA (the American Library Association, the
Canadian Library Association, and Facet Publishing, the publishing arm
of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information

Kind regards,


Troy Linker

Publisher, ALA Digital Reference

American Library Association

(312) 280-5101


www.rdatoolkit.org     www.guidetoreference.org 


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