Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA
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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).

Information about Galen is given below.

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Galen Jones is the principal Standards Officer at Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (The National Library of Wales) in Aberystwyth. He commenced employment at the NLW in 2001 after graduating from the University of Wales in Information and Library Studies BSc(Econ).

He first served as an Assistant Librarian; cataloguing a range of print and electronic material for the UK Shared Cataloguing Programme and The Bibliography of Wales. He was also the local coordinator for NLW's contributions to the CONSER Program and a member of the CONSER Operations Committee.

In 2006 Galen was appointed to the role of Systems Librarian to assist with the implementation of a new ILS and staff training. Galen subsequently moved to work for NLW's Standards Unit (Bibliographic Data Division) in 2008.

He is currently responsible for developing the NLW staff's expertise in creating and maintaining bibliographic, archival, authority and holdings data. He leads NLW's authority control team and is the local coordinator for the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Name and Subject Authority Cooperative Programs.

Galen is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner and is the NLW's RDA implementation Project Manager. He has served on the CILIP/BL RDA Committee for the last two years.

Date posted: 2 January 2014
Last updated: 2 January 2014
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