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Jane-athon Success

The world's first full Jane-athon took place January 30, 2015 in Chicago during ALA Midwinter. This hackathon for creating RDA linked data about the works of Jane Austen and related resources was attended by over 60 delegates from 55 institutions. Individually, or in clusters led by experienced, knowledgeable volunteers, the delegates used RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) to create RDA/FRBR entity records from imported MARC 21 records or as born-RDA, and link them using RDA designators. RIMMF is an editor for data that conforms to RDA Toolkit and the RDA Registry.

JSC Takes Pragmatic Approach to Period of Change

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

2013 JSC Meeting Documents: Outcomes

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA discussed 48 proposals and discussion papers at its November 2013 meeting. A table with a summary of the actions taken by the JSC is available for consultation until the final versions of the approved proposals are posted on this site in early February 2014. The changes in RDA will not be in effect until they appear in the April 2014 Update of the RDA Toolkit.

Date posted: 28 January 2014

Publication of the RDA Element Vocabularies

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), Metadata Management Associates, and ALA Publishing (on behalf of the co-publishers of RDA) are pleased to announce that the RDA elements and relationship designators have been published in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) as Resource Description Framework (RDF) element sets suitable for linked data and semantic Web applications.

New CILIP JSC member

Galen Jones joined the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) on January 1, 2014. He replaced Gordon Dunsire, now the Chair of JSC, as the representative of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Outcomes of the 2013 JSC Meeting

Held in Washington, D.C., USA, November 4-8, 2013

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) met at American Library Association Washington Office, in Washington, D.C., USA, from November 4-8, 2013. Troy Linker and James Hennelly, representing ALA Publishing, also attended; eleven other observers also attended the public sessions of the meeting.

New JSC Chair for 2014-2015

Gordon Dunsire is the new Chair of JSC for 2014-2015, following his election as Chair-Elect at the JSC's meeting in November 2012. Gordon has been the CILIP representative to the JSC since 2012, and a member of the CILIP-BL Committee on RDA since 2003. He is a member of the FRBR Review Group and ISBD Linked Data Study Group, and chairs the IFLA Namespaces Technical Group. He has followed a library career path of cataloger, systems librarian, technical services manager, and researcher in digital libraries, and is now an independent consultant. Gordon lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

November 2013 JSC Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the November 2013 meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) is now available. The JSC will meet November 4-8, 2013 in Washington, D.C., USA, at the American Library Association Washington Office building (1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW).

2013 RDA Proposals, Discussion Papers, Etc.

The proposals, discussion papers, etc., related to revision and development of RDA from the JSC constituencies and others have been submitted for discussion at the November 4-8, 2013 JSC meeting in Washington, D.C., USA. A table of the documents is available for your use.

The documents are posted in the constituency proposals section of this web site. JSC responses to the documents will be posted by early October. Constituency responses to the new proposals are due October 5, 2013.

New ALA JSC Member

Kathy Glennan joined the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) on July 1, 2013. She replaced John Attig as the representative of the American Library Association (ALA).

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