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News and Announcements

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.

July News Items from RSC

Pop-Up Meeting with Specialist Cataloguing Communities

Broadening the appeal of RDA through the 3R Project and RDA Governance

The RDA Board reaffirm their commitment to the changes being made to improve the structure of the Toolkit as part of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project, also known as the 3R Project, and the continuing implementation of the new Governance model.

Outcomes from RDA Board Meetings

Outcomes documents from the 2017 and 2016 annual RDA Board meetings have been posted on the RDA Board Meetings webpage.

Posted 15 June 2017

Meeting with Specialist Cataloguing Communities

Members of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will be meeting with representatives from specialist cataloguing communities (cartographic, A-V, rare materials, archives, etc.) on June 26 in Chicago during the ALA Annual Conference.

The discussion will focus on RDA's coverage of the cataloguing of such materials and where improvements might be made (addition of elements, etc.) The RSC is revising RDA content this year as part of the 3R Project: RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project.

April News Items from RSC

Linda Barnhart took on the role of RSC Secretary effective April 20, and can be reached at rscsecretary@rdatoolkit.org. Email sent to her former Secretary-Elect address will be automatically forwarded.

Special RDA Event in Chicago May 16, 2017

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) cordially invites interested catalogers and metadata application developers to a special, one-day event of focused discussion of some of the current challenges for RDA.

"Reconstructing RDA in the LRM: aggregations, authorities, and appellations" will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, preceding the RSC meeting. The specific location, and other event details, will be announced shortly.

2016 Approved RDA Proposals

The final versions of the proposals approved by the RDA Steering Committee during and after the November 2016 meeting have been posted on this website. Access to these "Sec final" documents is available via the new documents page (http://rda-rsc.org/newrscdocs).

The changes in RDA will not be in effect until they appear in the April 2017 Update of RDA Toolkit.

Implementation of the LRM in RDA

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) agreed at its November 2016 meeting to adopt the draft IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as a conceptual model for the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access, replacing the Functional Requirements family of models (FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD) that are superseded by the LRM.

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