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News and Announcements

IFLA Library Reference Model 19 September 2017

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) welcomes the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as an IFLA standard.

The LRM was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017; the final version is available at:

RDA Translators Meeting in Madrid 5 September 2017

The RDA Steering Committee plus Working Group Chairs (RSC+) will host a half-day (afternoon) meeting of RDA translators on Monday, 23 October 2017 at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid. The meeting will start at approximately 15:00 and end at 19:00.

Translators of the full Toolkit and translators of the RDA Registry are invited to attend.

RSC Outreach Event in Madrid: "Preparing for the new RDA Toolkit" 16 August 2017

On Monday, 23 October 2017, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will host "Preparing for the new RDA Toolkit," a half-day (morning) outreach event at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid. The agenda will include an update on the 3R Project (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project) as well as brief discussions of some of the most pressing issues in RDA redevelopment. The RSC welcomes community input on these topics, especially since this event immediately precedes their annual meeting, where the 3R Project will continue to move forward.

Working Meeting on IFLA Library Reference Model following IFLA WLIC 26 July 2017

"Impact of the IFLA Library Reference Model on ISBD, RDA and other bibliographic standards" will be held on Friday 25 August 2017 following the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. This working meeting is co-hosted by the RSC, NUKAT (the union catalogue of Polish academic and research libraries), the ISBD Review Group, and EURIG/RDA Europe region and is sponsored by Ex Libris, a ProQuest company.

July News Items from RSC 25 July 2017

Pop-Up Meeting with Specialist Cataloguing Communities

Broadening the appeal of RDA through the 3R Project and RDA Governance 16 June 2017

The RDA Board reaffirm their commitment to the changes being made to improve the structure of the Toolkit as part of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, also known as the 3R Project, and the continuing implementation of the new Governance model.

Outcomes from RDA Board Meetings 15 June 2017

Outcomes documents from the 2017 and 2016 annual RDA Board meetings have been posted on the RDA Board Meetings webpage.

Posted 15 June 2017

Meeting with Specialist Cataloguing Communities 13 June 2017

Members of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will be meeting with representatives from specialist cataloguing communities (cartographic, A-V, rare materials, archives, etc.) on June 26 in Chicago during the ALA Annual Conference.

The discussion will focus on RDA's coverage of the cataloguing of such materials and where improvements might be made (addition of elements, etc.) The RSC is revising RDA content this year as part of the 3R Project: RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project.

April News Items from RSC 24 April 2017

Linda Barnhart took on the role of RSC Secretary effective April 20, and can be reached at Email sent to her former Secretary-Elect address will be automatically forwarded.

Special RDA Event in Chicago May 16, 2017 8 March 2017

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) cordially invites interested catalogers and metadata application developers to a special, one-day event of focused discussion of some of the current challenges for RDA.

"Reconstructing RDA in the LRM: aggregations, authorities, and appellations" will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, preceding the RSC meeting. The specific location, and other event details, will be announced shortly.