For immediate release | March 5, 2021

Core Webinar: Global Standard, Local Choices - The New RDA Toolkit

CHICAGO—The multi-year RDA 3R Project concluded in December 2020, with the "beta" Toolkit becoming the official version of RDA. One outcome of the 3R Project is that the instructions contain a significant increase in the number of options and other choices that cataloging agencies or catalogers must make, based on their interest in maintaining current cataloging practices, their implementation scenario, their collections, and their users’ needs. RDA has been developed to support the inclusion of regional and/or local guidance for catalogers, ranging from application profiles and policy statements to additional vocabularies and local documentation. In this free webinar, RDA Steering Committee Chair Kathy Glennan will discuss the ways that regional and local cataloging agencies can implement their guidance into the Toolkit, providing catalogers with the practical information they need.

On Wednesday, April 14 at 1 pm, Core welcomes catalogers, cataloging policy creators, and cataloging trainers to gain the tools and resources they need to understand how the new version of RDA can work for them.

Global Standard, Local Choices - The New RDA Toolkit

Live Webinar: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT

Presenter: Kathy Glennan

Registration Fees:

This webinar is free and being offered at no charge as a courtesy to Core members and the library community as a whole. Upon registering for this free webinar you'll receive a confirmation email with link to join the webinar on April 20.

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ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.


Julie Reese

Core Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures