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RDA Toolkit

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

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Last updated: October 1, 2020

Multi-Consortial Note: 

This license is made available through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

Latest renewal: RDA Toolkit Offer 2020-2021