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Cataloging and Metadata: RDA

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This page includes links to all kinds of resources related to the new cataloging rules, RDA (Resource: Description and Access). If you know of a resource that is not here, please email the details to Jen (

RDA Toolkit

RDA Toolkit (MIT access is by IP within 14E-210. Offsite requires login.)

Webinar: RDA Toolkit Essentials  Check here for latest live webinar schedule or to view archived sessions.

Using the RDA Toolkit [Word : 36 p. : 867 KB : May 2012] / Library of Congress

Cataloging with RDA

Connexion Client Version 2.40

  • RDA workforms: Set an option in the client using Tools > Options > RDA tab (formerly the RDA Toolkit tab) to use RDA versions of the existing AACR2 workforms to create records. Set the option separately for bibliographic and/or authority workforms. Existing workforms open by default when you create new records unless you set the RDA workform option(s).
  • RDA Toolkit IP authentication: Select new Use IP authentication option to link to RDA Toolkit without having to enter your RDA Toolkit username and password in Connexion.


Incorporating RDA practices into WorldCat: A discussion paper

Training Materials

Library of Congress. Catalogers Learning Workshop

MARC record examples of RDA Cataloging (includes bibliographic and authority records) 

RIMMF ("RDA in Many Metadata Formats")

  • a free, downloadable visualization and training tool from Marc of Quality
  • not cataloging software but a tool to show how RDA is different from AACR2

iTunes U also has RDA in NACO courses available for free download

PCC; CONSER Serials RDA Workflow. Slides of a presentation given at NASIG, June 9, 2012. Has substanial sections on CONSER RDA core elements as well as RDA / MARC21 mapping. [available as an attachment on wiki]

Blogs, Email lists, Etc.