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JSC Takes Pragmatic Approach to Period of Change

The JSC has discussed the impact of various factors on the content and structure of RDA.

Outcomes of the 2014 JSC Meeting

Held in Washington, D.C., USA, November 3-7, 2014

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) met at the American Library Association Washington Office, in Washington, D.C., USA, from November 3-7, 2014. James Hennelly, Managing Editor of RDA Toolkit, and Simon Edwards, chair of the Committee of Principals of RDA, attended the meeting as did Kate James, the RDA Examples Editor. Ten observers also attended public sessions of the meeting.

November 2014 JSC Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the November 2014 meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) is now available. The JSC will meet November 3-7, 2014 in Washington, D.C., USA, at the American Library Association Washington Office building (1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW).

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

Date posted: 17 October 2014

RDA Around the World

The latest issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is a special issue titled "RDA around the world". The thirteen articles cover aspects of RDA implementation from initial consideration to full translation, with perspectives from Canada, China, German-speaking countries, Iran, Israel, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, and French and Spanish translation activity. The Chair of the JSC is guest editor, and author of the introduction.

Presentations on RDA Status and Perspectives 2014

The presentations given at the IFLA Satellite Meeting RDA – Resource Description and Access – status and perspectives 2014 are available on the website of the German National Library at http://www.dnb.de/DE/Standardisierung/International/iflaSatelliteMeeting....

RDA Strategy Consultation 2014

Attention is drawn to the consultation into the future governance of RDA recently announced by the Committee of Principals.

The Committee is soliciting responses from all stakeholders. Read the discussion document or see the presentation given by Simon Edwards, Chair of the Committee of Principals, to the IFLA Satellite Meeting, RDA: Resource Description and Access - Status and perspectives 2014. Frankfurt, 13th August.

Submitting a response to the consultation document:

2014 JSC Meeting

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA will meet November 3-7, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Sessions will be held from 8:30-17:30 at the American Library Association's Washington office. Observers are welcome at open sessions and are encouraged to attend. The committee meets in closed executive sessions at the beginning and end of the week.

The meeting agenda will be announced by mid-October. Information about registering as an observer will be included in that announcement.

2014 Deadline for JSC Proposals and Discussion Papers

In accordance with 6JSC/Policy/1 Statement of policy and procedures for JSC, the deadline for submitting proposals and discussion papers for the development of RDA is three months before the JSC annual meeting. For 2014, the deadline date is 4 August 2014.

More information about submitting proposals and discussion papers is available in the policy and procedures document.

Date posted: 11 June 2014

New JSC Working Group Members from EURIG

Three new members have joined JSC working groups following their nomination by EURIG, the European RDA Interest Group. They are:

RDA Registry Website

The RDA Toolkit Technical Committee has updated the website of rdaregistry.info, the namespace of the RDA element sets. The website provides access to the element sets as well as examples and datasets which use RDA elements, and maps between RDA elements and other namespaces. The maps include one between elements for RDA relationship designators and the MARC relator codes. Data files are available in multiple formats.

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