This is good news, and we hope to see RDA in more languages. For us in Arab 
libraries community, we eager to see RDA in Arabic, but ALA may have different 

As I know, some Arabic organizations asked for Arabic translation of RDA, but 
ALA have no response. 

We hope to hear good news about RDA soon. 

Mahmoud Khalifa
President & CEO, the Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information
PhD., Information Science

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-----Original Message-----
From:         Heidrun Wiesenmüller
Sender:       Resource Description and Access / Resource Description and Access 
Date:         Wed, 15 May 2013 09:00:12 
Reply-To:     Resource Description and Access / Resource Description and Access
Subject: [RDA-L] German and French texts of RDA

You'll probably have heard that the German and French translations of 
RDA were to appear with yesterday's (or rather, yesternight's?) update 
of the RDA toolkit. In case you wonder where they are: To see them, 
you'll have to go to your profile and change the language setting from 
"browser default" to the desired language:

Actually, I had hoped for an easier way to switch between languages. 
Even better would have been a possibility to directly compare e.g. the 
English and the German version (perhaps by having both texts in two 
different windows at the same time). As the translations naturally can 
never be quite up-to-date, I think it's important to use them in 
combination with the current English text.


Prof. Heidrun Wiesenmueller M.A.
Stuttgart Media University
Wolframstr. 32, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany

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