Note the following announcement from ALA publishing that was sent out to the RDA-L listserv:
Thank you for your input. The Co-Publishers for RDA have received considerable feedback about what you need to make implementation of RDA as smooth, rapid, and efficient as possible, whatever your type or size of institution and whatever country you're in. Based on what you've told us, we're introducing some additional options to the previously announced pricing and product.
- A solo-user license (one profile, one user) for the RDA Toolkit at $195 (USD). This solo-user license is in addition to, and differs from, the previously announced site licenses. The solo-user license is for single-user environments where access to the RDA Toolkit is not shared with other individuals in the same institution. By contrast, the previously announced site license base price of $325 (USD) is designed for multi-user environments where one concurrent user (with the option to add additional concurrent users) is shared with an unlimited number of individuals within the same institution. For more details on pricing, please visit the website www.rdatoolkit.org/pricing.
- A double-user offer for those who subscribe at any site license level to the RDA Toolkit before August 31, 2011. During the evaluation and initial implementation of RDA, when users are likely to need more frequent concurrent access, subscribers will receive double the purchased number of concurrent users of the RDA Toolkit at no additional charge for their first subscription period. (For example, buy a 2-user site license but get a 4-user license for no additional cost.)
- Full-text loose-leaf print versions of both Resource Description and Access (RDA) and RDA: Element Set View. While most users agree the preferred way to interact with RDA is online via the RDA Toolkit, the Co-Publishers will offer the full text of RDA in print (including an index) as well as online, to help ensure that RDA reaches the widest possible audience. In addition to these print items in English, the Co-Publishers will work with publishing partners to distribute translations of them to supplement translations offered in the RDA Toolkit online. Pricing and availability to be announced closer to the June RDA Toolkit launch date.
Have you signed up yet to receive updates? If not, please sign up at www.rdatoolkit.org/rdalist or send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll send you updates as information becomes available. Updates will include the complimentary open-access period, free trials, pricing, special introductory offers, print versions, product updates, and more-for the U.S.A. and other countries. You can also bookmark our informational website at www.rdatoolkit.org.
For general information about the open-access period (June through August 31, 2010), please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/openaccess.
Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the RDA Toolkit are published by the Co-Publishers for RDA (the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and Facet Publishing, the publishing arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).
Publisher, ALA Digital Reference
American Library Association