Friday, November 22, 2013

RDA Toolkit price change

The publishers of the RDA Toolkit have announced a changed price model effective January 1, 2014.  The new pricing continues to be calculated per user, but the numbers of users are grouped differently.  It is claimed that the new pricing will make the RDA Toolkit "more accessible for small cataloging departments" and "more fairly distributing the cost across all sizes of institutions". 

An analysis posted on the RDA-L discussion list verifies price reductions for subscriptions with fewer than two simultaneous users, but subscriptions allowing three or more concurrent users will be more expensive.  The price increases range from 18% to 164%.

Usage statistics for the RDA Toolkit are available at

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