The beta version of the new RDA Toolkit will be released Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018. This release is an outcome of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, also known as the 3R Project. After release, the beta version will be accessible through a linked button in the top banner of the current RDA Toolkit. The beta version will be available to current subscribers and to others via a trial period (see link to the Toolkit News below for more information).
Please keep in mind that the beta version is to be considered *draft* content that is not yet finalized. It is not approved for use by the RDA Steering Committee and should not be used for current cataloging.
For current cataloging work, please continue to use the old version of the Toolkit, which contains the official text of RDA, LC-PCC PSs, and the MLA RDA Best Practices; there are no changes in practice to be aware of at this time.
Note that the beta site is not yet complete – there may be placeholders where the text is not yet available, areas where the current RDA instructions have been simply carried over for later revision, and other functionalities still under development. Policy statements (including LC-PCC PSs and the MLA RDA Best Practices) and examples may not appear. The MLA RDA Best Practices will be reviewed and mapped to the newly organized RDA content in due course; new and revised best practices will be developed as necessary.
A feedback submission form for the beta site is available at: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/form/3r-feedback.
For more information on what to expect from the RDA Toolkit Beta Site, see the RDA Toolkit News (http://www.rdatoolkit.org/3Rproject/Beta).
For more information about upcoming changes to the content of RDA, see RSC/Chair/19 (http://www.rda-rsc.org/sites/all/files/RSC-Chair-19.pdf).
To submit suggestions for MLA RDA Best Practices, see the submission form linked here.