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RSC Secretary Appointed

Linda Barnhart joined the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) on July 18, 2016. She will succeed Judy Kuhagen, RSC Secretary, who will conclude her service in April 2017; this overlap period will allow for thorough training and a smooth transition. The RSC Secretary supports and coordinates processes which support the development and promotion of RDA.

During this overlap period, Linda can be reached at Please include her on all correspondence with Judy ( for official RSC business.

Information about Linda is given below.


Linda Barnhart was Director of the Metadata Services program at the University of California, San Diego until her retirement in June 2014. At UC San Diego, she led a number of significant projects, including RDA implementation, the metadata specifications for a digital asset management system, and the Union Catalog for Art Images grant-funded project. She was Chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging in 2011-2012 at the height of RDA implementation. She began her career as a music cataloger and served as Chair of the Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee from 1996-2000.