Guide to Resource Description and Access (RDA)

What is RDA?

The RDA Toolkit contains a searchable and browsable version of the full content of RDA: resource description and access, examples, customisable workflows, mappings, and schemas, and the full text of AACR2.

RDA Training Resources

    The following training materials for Resource Description and Analysis (RDA) that are available online although no claims or guarantees are made about the accuracy or completeness of these resources, nor are they formally endorsed by the CILIP-BL Committee on RDA.

    RDA Toolkit

    The RDA Toolkit is available on fee-based access through the RDA Toolkit website, which also includes free access to a training calendar and a guided tour of the Toolkit.


        Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

        • Cataloguing: RDA and OLIS "… our own materials publicly available now, in case agencies who have not yet implemented RDA might find them interesting. They are covered by a Creative Commons license, which allows them to be used or adapted freely for any fair and non-commercial purpose, as long as this use is attributed."

        British Library

        Cambridge University Library

        • CambridgeRDA: RDA training materials from Cambridge University Library. "… all of the RDA documentation developed for training the staff of the libraries in the University of Cambridge…based on training given by the British Library, which in turn was based on training developed by the Cooperative & Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress."

        CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG)


        Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC)


        rdacake: RDA CAnadian Knowledge Exchange

        • Pan-Canadian modules. Training Modules from the Pan-Canadian Working Group on Cataloguing with RDA


        Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

        New Zealand

        National Library of New Zealand


        Adam Schiff

        • Homepage. Gives access to presentations on "Changes from AACR2 to RDA" and "Constructing RDA Access Points".


        • RDA Series Webinars. "Free webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services …"

        Cornell University

        • RDA Documentation. "We hope this wiki will help catalogers become familiar with RDA …"

        Kent State University

        Library of Congress

        MLA Bibliographic Control Committee

        North Carolina State University

        University of Chicago

        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

        • UIUC RDA Training. "… training materials created for UIUC Library Staff, as well as links to external RDA resources."

        Changes from AACR2