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Bibliographic Utilities

Oliver’s updated introduction to RDA

ALA
08 Mar 2021
Bibliographic Utilities

Reflecting the changes to RDA after the completion of the 3R Project, Chris Oliver’s “Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics after 3R, Second Edition,” published by ALA Editions, offers a clear, plainspoken explanation of RDA: Resource Description and Access. This essential primer for LIS students, records managers, and catalogers and other library professionals:

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View Free RDA Toolkit Demo

RDA Toolkit
27 Jan 2021
Bibliographic Utilities

On January 26th a free live demo was held to introduce the public to the redesigned RDA Toolkit. Now that the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R) is complete, it is a good time to get acquainted with all the features and functions of the new Toolkit. This hour-long webinar, New RDA Toolkit Demo, covers navigating and searching the improved RDA Toolkit, new features and functions of the site, and some tips for getting the most out of it.

 

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The BA Launches the First Edition of the Arabic Translation of Dewey Decimal Classification

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
13 Jan 2021
Bibliographic Utilities

In light of the leading role played by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on the regional and international levels to provide technical support for libraries and information institutions in the Arab world, the BA Library Sector launched the first edition of the Arabic translation of the first, second, and third volumes of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Dr. Moustafa Elfeki, Director of the BA, highlighted the importance of this edition, since it is the first complete, organizational Arabic version of the Dewey Decimal Classification (23rd edition and its updates until March 2019). He also pointed out that it is the first Arabic edition to be consistent with its English equivalent of the Dewey Classification, with its classified, chronological divisions, in addition to several other features distinguishing this edition.

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Beta RDA Toolkit becomes official platform for global cataloging with new books and live webinar series to follow

ALA
17 Dec 2020
Bibliographic Utilities


RDA: Resource Description and Access users experienced the long-awaited elevation of the beta RDA Toolkit to official status on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  The new Toolkit – a subscription-based online platform that provides catalogers across the world with data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating metadata – had been undergoing restructure and redesign through the “3R Project” aimed at bringing the RDA standard into alignment with the IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Library Reference Model and the RDA Toolkit into compliance with current accessibility standards. RDA and RDA Toolkit are now optimized for use in a linked data environment and for international exchange of bibliographic data.

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MARC 21 Update No. 31: Full and Concise available online

Library of Congress
01 Dec 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

Update No. 31 (December 2020) is now available on the MARC website (www.loc.gov/marc/). It is integrated into the documentation for each of the Online Full and Concise formats that are maintained on that site -- the Bibliographic format, Authority format, Holdings format, Classification format, and Community Information format...

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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2020 issue is published

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
01 Dec 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

 The IFLA Metadata Newsletter brings you information about metadata in libraries all over the world. The December 2020 issue is now published.

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September 2020 Beta RDA Toolkit Release

RDA Toolkit
04 Sep 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

A new release of the beta RDA Toolkit was published on September 16th. The release introduces new features and functionality as well as some relocating of RDA content...

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IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2020 issue

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
20 Aug 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

…This issue contains cataloguing news from countries all over the world, news from standards development, and a report from our Twitter account about performing metadata tasks in lockdown time...

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FOLIO’s Goldenrod Release Signifies Version One of the Open Source Library Services Platform is Ready for Adoption

FOLIO
27 Jul 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release opening the way for many sites to adopt FOLIO. The Goldenrod Release signifies the completion of Version One (V1) ILS functionality for the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP).

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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2020 issue is published

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
24 Jun 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

…The IFLA Metadata Newsletter is a good way of keeping update with news from a safe distance...

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MARC 21 Update No. 30: Full and Concise Available Online

Library of Congress
27 May 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

MARC 21 update no. 30 (May 2020) is now available on the MARC website. It is integrated into the documentation for each of the online full and concise formats...

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FOLIO Launches Fameflower Release

FOLIO
19 May 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has launched the Fameflower Release…

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BiblioCommons Launches New Features to Support Libraries in an Online-Only Environment

BiblioCommons
08 May 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

The BiblioCommons Team is proud to announce a number of new feature improvements across the BiblioCommons platform to support libraries in serving their communities in an all, or mostly, online environment...

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RDA Free Trials and Things to Do While Stuck at Home

RDA Toolkit
24 Mar 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

…Extended Free Trials…

Watch RDA Videos on YouTube…

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Recording of webinar on contributing to Dewey

025.431: The Dewey blog
20 Feb 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

Our February 11th webinar…We talked about the process for proposing revisions to the DDC...

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RDA Workshop Exercises for All

RDA Toolkit
17 Jan 2020
Bibliographic Utilities

The RDA Toolkit Workshop: A Crash Course was held twice (morning and afternoon sessions) on Friday, January 24th at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. The workshop debuted a new approach to RDA orientation that seeks to explain changes to the standard and the Toolkit related to the 3R Project and LRM alignment...

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MARC 21 Update No. 29: Full and Concise available online

Library of Congress
27 Nov 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

MARC 21 update no. 29 (November 2019) is now available on the MARC website (www.loc.gov/marc/). It is integrated into the documentation for each of the Online Full and Concise formats that are maintained on that site -- the Bibliographic format, Authority format, Holdings format, Classification format, and Community Information format...

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Now available in WorldShare Record Manager: The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) authority file

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
25 Nov 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

OCLC is pleased to announce that WorldShare Record Manager has been enhanced to enable searching and browsing of the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) authority file...

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IFLA 2019 recordings now available

025.431: The Dewey blog
20 Nov 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

…International Dewey Users Meeting during this year's IFLA World Library and Information Congress in August, and you can now view the slides and recording of those presentations...

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Statement on 3R Project Completion

RDA Toolkit
15 Oct 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

Current Status

With the April and September 2019 releases to the RDA Toolkit beta site, the RDA text has been stabilized and the site has met project goals for accessibility and revision reporting...

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September Update to Beta RDA Toolkit

RDA Toolkit
05 Sep 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

On September 5th a new release was published to the beta RDA Toolkit. The release features significant developments to the site in regard to accessibility and revision tracking…

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Now available: UPDATES 2019 for UNIMARC, 3rd. ed.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
21 Aug 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

All updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic and Authorities formats, 3rd ed., approved in 2019 are available online (in PDF format).

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MARC 21 Update No. 28: Addendum

Library of Congress
14 Jul 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

An addendum to MARC Update No. 28 (May 2019) is now available on the MARC website (www.loc.gov/marc/). The addendum consists of changes to the MARC 21 formats resulting from revised decisions made regarding the outcome of MARC Proposal No. 2019-01, which came about after the publication of Update No. 28…

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OCLC's Syndeo provides foundation for K10plus, the new collaborative database created by BSZ and GBV

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
01 Jul 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

The Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (BSZ) and Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) have announced the launch of a new joint initiative, K10plus. The new collaboration will result in the largest catalog for scientific libraries in Germany and is developed using OCLC's Syndeo, a suite of services that facilitates national and regional library collaboration.

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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2019 issue is published

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
28 Jun 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 5. no. 1, June 2019 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section...

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Updated MARC-to-BIBFRAME Conversion Tools and BIBFRAME Editor

Library of Congress
22 Jun 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

MARC-to-BIBFRAME Conversion Specifications and Conversion Programs Updated...

LC’s BIBFRAME Editor Updated...

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Citation Numbering Arrives

RDA Toolkit
22 May 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

Citation numbering has been added to the beta site in response to a user need to reference RDA passages in print materials and other non-digital communications. 

The format for these numbers is XX.XX.XX.XX. The numbers are random, permanent, and searchable. 

Numbers will be accessible from the popup tool bar.

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MARC 21 Update No. 28: Full and Concise available online

Library of Congress
16 May 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

MARC 21 update no. 28 (May 2019) is now available on the MARC website (www.loc.gov/marc/). It is integrated into the documentation for each of the Online Full and Concise formats that are maintained on that site -- the Bibliographic format, Authority format, Holdings format, Classification format, and Community Information format.

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IFLA Library Reference Model translated into Hungarian

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
16 May 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

…IFLA Library Reference Model has been translated into Hungarian.

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Recording Available: Getting a Handle on the New RDA Toolkit

RDA Toolkit
14 May 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

The 90-minute webinar that aired on May 10th is now available. The webinar reviewed the impact of the April 30th update to the beta site…

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April Update to the Beta Site

RDA Toolkit
29 Apr 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

Today there will be a new release to the RDA Toolkit beta site…

This release includes the stabilized English language version of the RDA standard.

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Updating the Introduction for a WebDewey (and print-on-demand) world

025.431: The Dewey blog
27 Mar 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

The revised version of the Introduction was approved by the Editorial Policy Committee and went live March 19. You can find a tracking chart of the changes in exhibit EPC 141A-P1 - Rewrite of Introduction for WebDewey context.

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MARC to BIBFRAME specifications and conversions updated

Library of Congress, LISTSERV Archives
06 Mar 2019
Bibliographic Utilities

New editions of the MARC to BIBFRAME specifications and conversions are now available.

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Important Note on Beta Site Update

RDA Copyright Holders
07 Dec 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

…an update to the beta site will introduce changes to the appellation elements  as well as a range of other corrections and revision to other files.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 29th Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference

ALS
12 Nov 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference, in its 29th round, will be held in the Red Sea University, Port Sudan, the Republic of the Sudan, 19–21 November 2018, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture in Sudan, and in cooperation with the Sudanese Association for Libraries and Information, the Red Sea State and the Red Sea University.

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MARC 21 Update No. 27: Full and Concise Available Online

Library of Congress
11 Nov 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

Update No. 27 (November 2018) is now available on the MARC website (www.loc.gov/marc/). It is integrated into the documentation for each of the Online Full and Concise formats that are maintained on that site -- the Bibliographic format, Authority format, Holdings format, Classification format, and Community Information format.

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Recording of International Dewey Users Meeting at IFLA 2018

025.431: The Dewey blog
05 Nov 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

... The recording of the meeting is now available, featuring presentations from Elise Conradi (EDUG Chair) and Harriet Aagaard (EDUG Secretary) with an overview of the 2018 European DDC Users Group meeting...

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 5th Edition of the SIBF–ALA Library Conference

ALS
04 Nov 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The Sharjah International Book Fair/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference, in its 5th edition, will be held at the Expo Center in Sharjah, UAE, 6–8 November 2018, during the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair. The conference is an attraction to expertise from the librarianship community in the Arab region and all over the globe.

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Now available: UPDATES 2018 for UNIMARC, 3rd. ed.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
25 Oct 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

All updates to the UNIMARC Bibliographic and Authorities formats, 3rd ed., approved in 2018 are available online (in PDF format).

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WebDewey install scheduled for October 11, 2018

025.431: The Dewey blog
09 Oct 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

A WebDewey install is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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What's New with the Beta Site

RDA Copyright Holders
09 Oct 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

This week a new release was published to the RDA Toolkit beta site. The release included a wide range of changes to RDA content--corrections to typos and format issues, edits for consistency and clarity, as well as additions of new or further developed text.

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Diversity of Data Event: Presentations Available

RDA Copyright Holders
04 Oct 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

… all presentations and notes from the Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context at the National Library of Malaysia…

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Version 2 Released: Metadata Application Profile for Description of Websites with Archived Versions

New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)
31 Aug 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The second version of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Metadata Application Profile for Description of Websites with Archived Versions has recently been released and is available via the NYARC Wiki and via the DLF AIG Metadata Application Profile Clearinghouse Project.

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August Update to the Beta Site

RDA Copyright Holders
16 Aug 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

On Thursday, August 16, a small update was made to the RDA Toolkit beta site. In addition to fixed links, corrected typos and other minor changes to the text, the update also included several significant changes to the site display and functionality.

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Statement on Instruction Numbering

RDA Copyright Holders
06 Jul 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The publishers of RDA Toolkit and the RDA Steering Committee have been closely monitoring feedback on the new RDA Toolkit beta site.

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Presentation slides from ALA

025.431: The Dewey blog
06 Jul 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

We had a very successful Dewey Update Breakfast at this year's ALA Annual!

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The IFLA Metadata Newsletter June 2018 issue is published

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
02 Jul 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 4. no. 1, June 2018 is a cooperation between the Bibliography Section, The Cataloguing Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section.

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Where Did It Go?

RDA Copyright Holders
02 Jul 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The new beta Toolkit includes some significant differences in how the instructions are organized and arranged.

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Where to Find Examples in the Beta Toolkit

RDA Copyright Holders
02 Jul 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

We have heard from some users that examples have been few and far between.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Translates the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit into Arabic

ALS
20 Jun 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is pleased to announce the agreement held recently with the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for translating the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit into Arabic, in cooperation with the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information.

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Redesigned RDA Toolkit News

RDA Steering Committee
06 Jun 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

A document describing the “Outcomes of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project” by RSC Chair Gordon Dunsire has been posted on the RSC website as RSC/Chair/19.

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MARC 21 Update No. 26: Full and Concise Available Online

The Network Development and MARC Standards Office
27 Apr 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

MARC 21 update no. 26 (April 2018) is now available on the MARC website. It is integrated into the documentation for each of the online full and concise formats that are maintained on that site: the Bibliographic format, Authority format, Holdings format, Classification format, and Community Information format.

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3R Project Status Report #5

RDA Copyright Holders
24 Apr 2018
Bibliographic Utilities

This is the fifth status report for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R) project related to the changes to 3R rollout and schedule. The initial release of the redesigned RDA Toolkit remains June 13th, but it will be a beta version of the new site in English only.

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