Koha is ready for RDA 4

Lately current customers and potential customers alike have been asking us how much it will cost to get Koha ready for RDA. Well, I’m happy to let you all know that Koha is and has been (since Koha 3.8) ready for RDA – and it won’t cost you a penny to start using and displaying RDA fields in your Koha catalog.

Koha’s cataloging frameworks and custom XSLT stylesheets make it super easy to take advantage of the new RDA fields. At ByWater Solutions we’re upgrading the stylesheets and frameworks for all of our partners who want to make the switch (free of cost). You can do the same by following posts by our very own Joy Nelson and Chris Cormack of Catalyst.

So if your library is ready to start cataloging using RDA just let your support provider know that you’re ready for the updated frameworks and custom XSLT. If you’re going it alone the Koha community is a great place to look for assistance if the posts above don’t help get you started.

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4 thoughts on “Koha is ready for RDA

  • Hector Castro

    I was trying with the framework of RDA, and the 336-338 work good but what about the 264 field. It’s seems to me, that the field it wasn’t include. I tried to edit the sql myself, and I’ve used the same parameters of the 260. I don’t know if that is correct.

    • Nicole C. Engard Post author

      Where are you testing? If you’re on the public demo it’s possible that someone messed with things and hid the field. We do have the 264 in the framework and visible in the OPAC normally. Let me know where you tested so we can look in to what’s going on.

  • Joy Nelson

    Those additional RDA fields have not yet been added to the demo. I do have scripts that will add those fields to the frameworks. Additionaly, we have scripts that will bring the frameworks in Authorities up to RDA as well.