The Latest on the RDA Redesign

15 Dec 2017

On November 29th, Kathy Glennan of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) led an ALCTS webinar to update users on the RDA redesign (3R) project. Work is continuing, with a targeted launch date of June 13, 2018. The content of the current RDA site remains unchanged while the redesign is in progress. As part of this process, the RSC is making decisions on how to integrate IFLA's Library Reference Model (LRM), which was finalized in August, 2017. (See here for the final version.) The RSC has yet to decide how to handle fictitious and pseudonymous characters, animal actors, etc. given that LRM limits the use of "person" to human beings, where RDA does not.

A recording of the full webinar is available, as are the slides.

LTI will continue to monitor the process and notify customers as more information becomes available.