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Technical Working Group news

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.

Iseminger has been working at the Library of Congress since January 2017, where he is currently the head of Bibliographic Access in the Music Division. He is also working with the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division in developing policy statements and guidelines for the implementation of the new version of the RDA Toolkit for the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. He is also serving as a representative from the Library of Congress to the North American RDA Committee.

Previously he worked for the New England Conservatory of Music from 2007-2017 as a Technical Services Librarian and as Head of Technical Services. He has been active in RDA development since 2014, when he was appointed chair of the RSC Music Working Group, serving in that capacity until 2019. He was also a member of the Aggregates Working Group from 2017-2019.

Iseminger has also been active in the cataloging activities of the Music Library Association since 2007, serving as a member of various task forces and working groups related to RDA implementation and as a member of several committees and subcommittees.