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Technical Working Group news 12 May 2020

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is pleased to announce that Damian Iseminger will succeed Gordon Dunsire as the Technical Team Liaison to the RSC and chair of the RSC's Technical Working Group; his two-year term starts January 2021.

Iseminger is currently a member of the Working Group and now takes on the additional role of Technical Team Liaison-Elect. At the beginning of 2021, Dunsire will step down as chair but will continue as a member of the Working Group.

RSC Meeting Calendar for 2020 28 February 2020

The quarterly meeting schedule for the RDA Steering Committee for 2020 is:

Conversation continuing between the RSC and BIBFRAME 14 February 2020

The conversation continued at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia between representatives of the RDA Steering Committee and the larger BIBFRAME community (which includes the Library of Congress/NDMSO, LD4P, Share-VDE, and the organizer group of the annual BIBFRAME workshops in Europe). A possible field of future cooperation is an approach to application profiles. For the coming years, the RSC has a BIBFRAME mapping on its action plan. The group is pleased to report continuing progress and the intention to meet again at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago in June 2020.

Statement on 3R Project Completion 18 October 2019

This announcement was posted on the RDA Toolkit blog on 15 October 2019:

Current Status

Thank you for your feedback 16 October 2019

The RSC would like to thank the many people who responded about the RDA beta site through the feedback form and through other formal mechanisms such as regional representatives and task groups.

Around 400 submissions have been made to date through the feedback form alone, some comprising multiple points. In addition, the RSC received substantive feedback from several national libraries, national cataloguing committees, and task groups.

Minutes posted for September 2019 asynchronous meeting 9 October 2019

The RDA Steering Committee held its first asynchronous meeting from 16-19 September 2019 (17-20 September 2019 in Oceania), using Basecamp software.

Minutes for that meeting have been posted on the RSC website.

Santiago RSC Meeting agenda available 27 September 2019

The final version of the public agenda for the October 2019 meeting of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) was posted on 16 October 2019.

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Updates to the RSC website 14 August 2019

The RSC has posted six new Operations documents on the RSC website. These documents supersede the Policy Document series. The Operations documents include:

RDA Steering Committee to meet in Santiago, Chile 6 August 2019

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will meet at the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile in Santiago, Chile from 21-25 October 2019.

Observers are welcome at the public portions of the meeting, which begin Tuesday morning and continue through Thursday. Topics to be considered at the public sessions include any proposals for changes to RDA submitted by the regional representatives, updating RSC policy and procedures documents, and developing a work plan for the RSC for the coming year. The agenda will be publicly posted on the RSC website in mid-September.

Conversation between RSC and BIBFRAME 15 July 2019

Representatives of the RDA Steering Committee and of the Organizer Group of the Annual BIBFRAME Workshops in Europe (among them Library of Congress/NDMSO, LD4P, and Share-VDE) began a conversation at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. about the relationship and interoperability between RDA and BIBFRAME. The group identified short-term and longer-term tasks to pursue and will continue to meet and discuss. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Posted 15 July 2019