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RSC Meetings and Outreach in 2017

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will meet twice in 2017.

The first meeting will take place on May 17-19 2017 in Chicago, USA, at ALA Headquarters.

The second meeting will take place in Madrid, Spain, at Biblioteca Nacional de España. Dates for the three-day meeting in October or early November 2017 will be announced in due course.

The main item on the agenda at both meetings will be the development of the content of RDA Toolkit during the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project, leading to the release of the new design in April 2018.

RSC Translations Team Liaison Officer Appointed and RDA Reference Translation News

Daniel Paradis has been appointed as the Translations Team Liaison Officer on the RDA Steering Committee (RSC), effective December 1, 2016. This appointment is another step in the expansion of governance planned for the RSC, and is the first of the new specialist officer roles to be activated. In this role, Daniel will also take on leadership of the RDA Translations Working Group from James Hennelly, with immediate effect. The Translations Team Liaison Officer represents the interests of RDA translators and the Translations Working Group on RSC.

Outcomes of the 2016 RSC Meeting

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) met at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from November 7-11, 2016. For outcomes of this meeting, see RSC/Outcomes/2016.

Posted: 5 December 2016

3R Project: Update from 2016 Frankfurt Meeting

This announcement provides updated information about the 3R Project (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project) resulting from discussions held at the RDA Steering Committee meeting in Frankfurt am Main 7-11 November 2016.

RSC Meeting in Frankfurt 7-11 November 2016: Update

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) just concluded a productive meeting at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This message is the first of several that—in addition to the forthcoming and more detailed Outcomes document—provides basic information about decisions taken.

November 2016 RSC Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the November 2016 meeting of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is now available. The RSC will meet November 7-11, 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, at Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

Observers may attend the public sessions of the meeting. Please contact both the RSC Chair, Gordon Dunsire, and the RSC Secretary, Judy Kuhagen, by October 26 if you want to attend any of those sessions.

Recruitment for RDA Board and RDA Steering Committee (RSC) Members

The RDA Board and the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) have now taken the next step in implementing the new Governance Model by recruiting for a number of key posts on both the Board and the RSC.

Whilst these are unpaid roles, they will provide applicants with valuable developmental opportunities and a unique and exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the team responsible for leading the development of RDA, the global standard enabling discovery of content. The RDA Fund will cover travel and subsistence expenses for meetings.

RDA Steering Committee Chair and Others From the Field of Cataloguing Receive IFLA Awards

RDA Board were delighted to see that Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the RDA Steering Committee, was acknowledged with an IFLA Medal in the closing ceremony of the 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio last week. The medal is awarded to international librarians who have made an outstanding contribution to their field, and Gordon was recognised for his distinguished service to IFLA and international librarianship, advancing the field of bibliographic data, linked data, and the semantic web.

RSC Meeting in November 2016 – Observers Welcome

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will meet November 7-11, 2016, in Frankfurt, Germany at Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

The committee will continue to discuss the transition to a new governance model that is part of the commitment to ongoing internationalisation of RDA and to collaboration with other cultural heritage description communities. Also on the agenda will be discussions about the impact of the FRBR-Library Reference Model on RDA and the restructuring of RDA Toolkit.

RDA in Europe

The interim UK community representation has merged with the DNB community representation to form a single interim Europe Region representation on the RDA Steering Committee.

Renate Behrens remains on the committee as the representative of the Interim Europe Region. Alan Danskin, the representative of the former UK community, has stepped down from the committee.

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