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RDA Toolkit Schedule for 2013 2 April 2013

[Reposting the announcement from the RDA Toolkit blog]

The RDA Toolkit release schedule for 2013 has been revised. RDA Toolkit releases will take place in May, July, and November in 2013. Releases always take place on the second Tuesday of a release month.

2013 RDA Toolkit Release Schedule:

  • May 14
  • July 9
  • November 12

The May release is expected to include French and German translations of RDA as well as the complete rewording of RDA as requested by the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee.

RDA Training Materials from JSC Constituencies 25 March 2013


The training documentation used by the National Library of Australia for the RDA train-the-trainer courses held in late 2012 is now published on the ACOC Website (

These training materials are freely available to be used by individuals or institutions for information, background or for use in training. These documents are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Use of these materials should be attributed as follows:

"New" JSC Members 25 March 2013

Christine Frodl and Kevin Marsh joined the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) in January 2012. Kevin Marsh replaced Deirdre Kiorgaard as the representative of the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC). In December 2012, David Reser replaced Barbara Tillett as the Library of Congress representative to the JSC.

Information about these three JSC members is belatedly given below.

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2012 Approved RDA Proposals 11 February 2013

The final versions of the proposals approved by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA during and after its November 2012 meeting have been posted on this web site. See the "Sec final" documents listed in the table of new working documents or consult a specific proposal in the constituency proposals section.