You are here

RDA Toolkit Offer 2020-2021

Response Deadline: 
October 20, 2020

Subscription Term


November 1, 2020


October 31, 2021

This is a new BC ELN offering for the RDA Toolkit, an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources, including RDA: Resource Description and Access.

This offer covers a subscription to the RDA Toolkit only---it does not include other ALA offerings (e.g. learning and support programs). This is not a multi-year agreement, but in anticipation of renewals, ALA have committed to a 3% cap on fee increases for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. Institutions with an LIS program who subscribe to RDA Toolkit separately are welcome to share this offer with the LIS program who are also eligible to participate in the ConCan offer. Two separate subscriptions (library and LIS program) can be arranged.


LIS/LIT Programs 

These programs are eligible for a special pricing offer from ALA for 30 users (USD 500) or 50 users (USD 800) subscriptions. They are eligible to join the ConCan offer and maintain their special pricing, without increase, for 2020-2021. However, LIS/LIT Programs will only be receive the ConCan 15% discount in the first year of this ConCan offer (2020-2021). Thereafter, continuing to participate in the ConCan deal offers them a guaranteed flat rate (0%) based on undiscounted 2019-2020 pricing. For any questions about this, please contact us.



RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources including RDA: Resource Description and keyword searching all documents; the ability to create, store, and share personal and local cataloging documents; and an unlimited number of profiles that allow individual users to set and save personal preferences. It includes:

  • RDA instructions in English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, and Spanish that are searchable and browsable
  • AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions through the Advanced Search menu
  • Workflows and other procedural documentation that is created by subscribers and can be shared within an organization or with the entire community of subscribers
  • Mappings of RDA to different schemas, including MARC 21
  • Two views of RDA content—by table of contents and by element set
  • Full text of AACR2
  • Policy statements from the several national libraries including the Library of Congress, British Library, and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • Music Library Association Best Practices (MLA BP)
  • Examples of RDA Cataloging
  • What you need to evaluate and implement RDA; to make cataloging decisions based on principles; to increase efficiency; to facilitate collaboration; and to help position the community for the future by making bibliographic data accessible on the Web

[From vendor]

Last updated: October 1, 2020


Response Instructions

To JOIN libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

Terms & Conditions