About RDA

RDA, Resource Description and Access, is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2. RDA offers libraries the potential to change significantly how bibliographic data is created and used. Published in July 2010, RDA is now available, and certain libraries have started using it for their current cataloging workflow. The Library of Congress has announced full implementation of RDA for 31 March 2013. To help you prepare for implementation of RDA at your library, we’ve compiled a list of some of the resources that are available. Items include work being done at OCLC to support implementation of RDA and resources available from ALA, LC, and other sources.

More information about RDA is available on the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA Web site.