The RDA Sandbox is a special program sponsored by VTLS Inc., designed to provide tools by which Libraries and librarians can practice creating MARC records following the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Implementation One Scenario. That is, creating Work, Expression, and Manifestation records as defined in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).
As a participant in the program you will have access to a Virtua™ database with over 250,000 MARC FRBRized linked records (Work, Expression, and Manifestations). You will also be provided with a specially customized Virtua cataloging client which will allow you to create, modify, and delete your own RDA records. Special documentation and email support will be available to help you get started. Learn RDA by playing in our Sandbox!
Virtua is a remarkably intuitive, full-featured integrated library system; however, software has been configured specifically for the RDA Sandbox program to simplify the interface. Access to features not needed for cataloging have been limited.
Although you should find everything you need in the Quick Guide, more comprehensive help is available through RDA Sandbox User Guide. An introduction to Virtua and RDA can be found at http://www.vtls.com/products/virtua and clicking on the presentation entitled: "Insights and Processes from VTLS's 8 Years of Experience with FRBR and RDA."
Starting from now until July 31st, 2013, for a low, minimum price of $60.00, you will have access to:
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.
Questions about the RDA Sandbox program should be directed to Robert Pillow, Chief Librarian at VTLS Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org