Who wants in on an RDA Toolkit Subscription? We have been offered a consortium discount schedule ranging from 5%-15% discount, depending on the number of members who opt in. It’s very cost effective to begin with at $195 per library, with a host of options to suit our needs. After looking at the pricing options, I think Option #2 fits us best and gives us a %10 discount and ALA has agreed to give us a single invoice and the ability to administer the group account with a single username and password, which is usually reserved for Option 3 (saving us $325!). RDA Tooklit Pricing – 3 options explained. **Please indicate your participation in the group subscription in this poll.
Access to AACR2 via Cataloger’s Desktop after March 31, 2013
In January 2012 the Library of Congress announced that it would transition from AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition) to RDA (Resource Description and Access) on March 31, 2013. AACR2 is currently available via LC’s web-based cataloging documentation subscription service, Cataloger’s Desktop, as well as through RDA Toolkit. In keeping with LC’s decision to switch from AACR2 to RDA, Cataloger’s Desktop will simultaneously change how access to AACR2 is provided.
On April 1, 2013, if you subscribe to both Cataloger’s Desktop and RDA Toolkit (which includes an online version of AACR2), you will continue to have access to AACR2. If you subscribe to Cataloger’s Desktop but not to RDA Toolkit and want online access to AACR2, you will need to establish an RDA Toolkit subscription at http://www.rdatoolkit.org/ .