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More information on upcoming RDA events ; 11 May 2018

RDA in MARC 21 meeting

An open discussion of the impact on the MARC 21 encoding standard by changes to RDA is being planned for the ALA Annual meeting in New Orleans. The discussion will take place on Monday, 25 June 2018 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Churchill C room. Thank you to ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access for making this meeting time and location available for this purpose.

Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Changes to 3R Rollout and Schedule ; 26 April 2018

The initial release of the redesigned RDA Toolkit remains June 13, 2018. Because of the complexity of changes to both the content and structure of the RDA standard, however, expectations for that initial release and the subsequent revision timetable have changed. The June 13th release will be a beta version of the new site in English only. It will include the following:

RDA Preconference at ALA Annual 2018: A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit ; 25 April 2018

The RDA Toolkit Redesign Update and Preview preconference on Friday, June 22, 2018 will be subtitled "A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit."

A beta version of the new Toolkit for community feedback will be publicly released on June 13.

RSC Governance and Meeting ; 14 April 2018

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) has moved forward in its implementation of the governance model announced by the RDA Board in 2015.

Upcoming Events ; 8 April 2018

The following events are associated with RDA governance and development. Some events or sections with an event are open to participants and observers; please check the event links for further information, registration, etc.

RSC meeting in 2018: Looking for a host institution ; 23 January 2018

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) welcomes invitations from institutions that may be interested in hosting its next in-person meeting. The RSC proposes to meet for 3-4 days during the period of October 15-November 2, 2018. The RSC comprises 13 people, but part of the RSC meeting will likely be open to observers; this provides interested parties the opportunity to see how RDA is built and how international consensus is reached. One of the days could be an outreach or training event for the local or regional community.

Save the date: RDA all-day conference on August 23, 2018, hosted by the National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur ; 10 January 2018

This event is organized by the RDA Board. It will be held at the National Library of Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

Join us for a full-day event focused on RDA, and looking particularly at the ways in which RDA is evolving to accommodate the needs of cataloguing communities around the world.

Save the date: RDA Event on Friday, June 22, 2018 in New Orleans ; 10 January 2018

Join us for a full-day event focused on introducing the new RDA Toolkit!

There will be RDA experts presenting on topics such as the restructure and redesign of the RDA Toolkit, as well as discussions on new approaches to key cataloguing issues. This is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments and test out the new RDA Toolkit with experts. Further details on the agenda and speakers to come soon.

Shape the New RDA Toolkit at Midwinter ; 20 December 2017

The RDA Toolkit Redesign Update and Preview is an interactive pre-conference event focused on the direction and progress of the 3R (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign) Project. The day-long event will allow attendees to hear from and engage with RDA experts and insiders. Attendees will explore and critique changes to the Toolkit and address new concepts from the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) and how these and other key concepts will be implemented in RDA.

The program will include…

Appointments to the RDA Steering Committee ; 6 December 2017

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce two new appointments.

Kathy Glennan is the new Chair-Elect.

Ebe Kartus is the new Wider Community Engagement Officer.

Both Kathy and Ebe are current members of the RSC, as representatives of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) respectively. Each brings a wealth of expertise in the current strategy and development of RDA to their new roles.

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