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"New" JSC Members

Christine Frodl and Kevin Marsh joined the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) in January 2012. Kevin Marsh replaced Deirdre Kiorgaard as the representative of the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC). In December 2012, David Reser replaced Barbara Tillett as the Library of Congress representative to the JSC.

Information about these three JSC members is belatedly given below.

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Christine Frodl is the Head of Cataloguing Standards at the Office for Library Standards at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) in Frankfurt am Main. The Office for Library Standards is responsible for co-ordinating the work in the different areas of library standardisation throughout Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. Christine holds the position of the Chair of Germany’s Expert Group on Descriptive Cataloging and is also project leader of DNB’s RDA project. Since 2011, she is a standing committee member of IFLA’s Cataloguing Section and a member of the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG). As a member of the JSC, she represents the German National Library and the German-speaking library community.

Christine studied Library and Information Sciences at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (B.A.) and German Literature and Behavioral Sciences at University Hagen (M. A.).

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Kevin Marsh is Team Leader: Liaison, Acquisition and Description (Original Materials) at the State Library of Western Australia. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of statewide resource description standards and specifications. He studied philosophy at the University of Western Australia, graduating with a BA (Hons), and studied librarianship at Curtin University (Grad. Dip. Inf. Lib. Stud.).

After working briefly in mining and law libraries, Kevin found his niche in local government libraries, developing collections and promoting community engagement. Kevin took up librarianship in State Government in 2006, initially engaged to support work on the structural reform of public library services, and later moved into bibliographic control and provision of access to statewide resources.

A former project member of the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA) Re-imagining Libraries Project 8 - Cataloguing and Description, and Co-Project Leader of the NSLA Archival Collections group, he’s an Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) representative on the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC).

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David Reser is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Policy & Standards Division (PSD) of the Library of Congress (LC), working primarily on issues related to descriptive cataloging, and the bibliographic control of digital resources. He has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a degree in Political Science from Washington State University.

His career at LC began in 1989. He served as a cataloger and cooperative cataloging specialist prior to his appointment to PSD in 1997. Dave currently serves as the LC representative to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Standards, and has served on a number of PCC task groups over many years. He is a member of the standing committee of the Cataloguing Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Dave is also the editor of the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS) for use with RDA: Resource Description & Access. He is a member of the American Library Association.
Date posted: 25 March 2013