With the announcement of the RDA Sandbox last fall, VTLS made it possible for librarians everywhere to acquire hands-on experience creating and modifying RDA Scenario One MARC records in a shared database with over 250,000 FRBRized linked records. Due to an enthusiastic response from librarians around the world, the RDA Sandbox has been extended through July of 2011, so it's not too late to experience RDA cataloging in a real-world environment!
As a participant in the program you will be given access to a Virtua database and a specially customized Virtua cataloging client. Documentation will help you get started. Email support is also provided to lend assistance along the way; and an RDA Sandbox Forum has been set up for all participants to share questions, answers, and comments about their experiences. All of these services are available for a one-time charge of $60.00 (US) to cover administrative costs.
Current participants can rest assured that the program is continuing, and those who missed the opportunity the first time around can sign up now for this unique service.
Please note that all software and documentation is provided as a service to participating institutions. The information provided is, however, proprietary. All software and documentation is copyrighted and remains the property of VTLS Inc. This program is open to any Library or librarian, but not to companies that are competitors of VTLS Inc.
Information is also posted on our website, www.vtls.com, or simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific questions about the RDA Sandbox program may also be directed to John Espley, Principal Librarian at VTLS Inc.at email@example.com.
About VTLS Inc.
VTLS Inc. www.vtls.com (http://www.vtls.com) , a leading library automation company in business for over 30 years, provides visionary technology in library solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. Virtua is our premier ILS solution, Visualizer is our facet-based data discovery tool, Fastrac is our RFID technology, and we also provide cutting edge software and services for Digital Libraries with Digital Imaging and VITAL, our Repository Services solution. VTLS is one of the few ISO 9001:2000 quality certified companies within the library industry