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The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R Project)
<http://www.rdatoolkit.org/blog/3RProject> will be a major focus of
discussion at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The project aims to significantly
improve the functionality and utility of RDA Toolkit and will include
revisions to RDA based on the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM).



Transforming RDA

At Midwinter in Atlanta, the Co-Publishers of RDA will be hosting two
important events that seek to share information about the 3R Project with
the public and to get feedback on the project plans.



RDA Forum

January 21, 10:30-11:30am

Georgia World Congress Center, room B407

The Forum will include two presentations. Kathy Glennan, ALA representative
to the RDA Steering Committee (RSC), will report on the outcomes of the
November RSC meeting in Frankfurt, focusing on RSC plans for revising RDA
to bring it in line with the LRM and editorial changes related to the
redesign of the Toolkit. James Hennelly, director of RDA Toolkit, will
explain the impetus for the 3R Project, the planning process and major
goals of the project, and the schedule from start to completion. Time will
be reserved for a Q&A session after the presentations.



RDA Tech Forum

January 23, 1:00-2:30pm

Georgia World Congress Center, room B405

The RDA Tech Forum will be a town hall event. A panel comprised of James
Hennelly and available RSC and RDA Development Team members will be on hand
to share the thinking behind the 3R Project and some of the user experience
concepts we are working on, and to hear any input users might have
regarding RDA and the Toolkit. There is still plenty of time to affect the
direction of the 3R Project. We are hoping for a lively session with an
active audience that will share ideas on how to improve the Toolkit and let
us know what does or does not work well, what changes should be made and
which shouldn’t, and even what should be left alone.