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Appointments to the RDA Steering Committee

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce two new appointments.

Kathy Glennan is the new Chair-Elect.

Ebe Kartus is the new Wider Community Engagement Officer.

Both Kathy and Ebe are current members of the RSC, as representatives of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) respectively. Each brings a wealth of expertise in the current strategy and development of RDA to their new roles.

RDA Preconference at ALA Midwinter

Registration is open for the preconference "RDA Toolkit Redesign Update and Preview," which will be held at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm in the Colorado Convention Center, Room 201.

RSC Recruitments Underway

The RDA Steering Committee is looking for a Wider Community Engagement Officer for a two-year, part-time appointment beginning in early 2018.

We hope to find an energized and experienced individual who is knowledgable about RDA and its current development, and has a track record of presenting RDA information to groups. Fluency in more than one language is desirable.

The two key responsibilities of the position are to coordinate the user responses to the redesigned RDA Toolkit and to disseminate information about the new Toolkit.

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

The RSC outreach meeting "Preparing for the new RDA Toolkit", to be held 09.00 to 13.00 on Monday 23 October 2017 at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid, will include a progress report on the 3R Project, and three topics for open public discussion:

  1. Serials, aggregates, and changes over time
  2. Types of description
  3. Developing attributes as relationships

Places are still available; please contact the RSC Secretary to register for attendance.

Posted 26 September 2017

Serial Harmonization

Members of the RSC participated in a meeting on "Impact of the IFLA Library Reference Model on ISBD, RDA and other bibliographic standards" at Wrocław University Library on 25 August 2017, following the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. The meeting was co-hosted by the RSC, NUKAT (the union catalogue of Polish academic and research libraries), the ISBD Review Group, and the EURIG/RDA Europe region, and it was chaired by Gordon Dunsire, the RSC Chair. The RSC thanks Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, for its sponsorship of the meeting.

IFLA Library Reference Model

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:
https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11412.

RDA Translators Meeting in Madrid

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"

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

"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.

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