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Join the RDA Steering Committee! 8 June 2021

We are looking for someone with expertise in RDA and cataloging to take on the role of Wider Community Engagement Officer (WCEO) for a two-year term.

This role will provide valuable developmental experience in the international arena as well as the opportunity to be an integral part of the team responsible for developing RDA: Resource Description and Access.

Minutes to October and January RSC meetings now available 1 April 2021

Minutes to the October 2020 RSC virtual meeting and the January 2021 RSC asynchronous meeting have been posted in the Documents area.

Six tips for teaching the new RDA 26 March 2021

Cataloger Kate James is the instructor for the ALA's ongoing RDA Lab Series and author of RDA in Practice: A Workbook, which is now available for preorder in the United States. Asked what advice she'd offer catalogers and LIS classroom instructors seeking to teach the new RDA, she prepared this tip sheet.

Agenda for April 2021 RSC asynchronous meeting 19 March 2021

The agenda for the upcoming RSC asynchronous meeting, to be held 12-15 April, has been posted. The agenda includes links to two updated standing working group charges (in draft form) which will be discussed at the meeting.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate observers at RSC asynchronous meetings due to software constraints. Comments on public session topics are welcome and should be shared with your regional representative.

RSC Meeting Calendar for 2021 24 November 2020

The quarterly meeting schedule for the RDA Steering Committee for 2021 is shown below. The meetings are held asynchronously using Basecamp software. Agendas and supporting materials will be posted on the RSC website three weeks before the meeting begins. Minutes are posted on the RSC website following the meeting.

October 2020 Draft Agenda and Briefing Papers Available 21 September 2020

Addendum: The final version of the agenda was published on 11 October 2020.

The draft agenda and briefing papers for the October 2020 RDA Steering Committee (RSC) meeting are now available. The final version of the agenda will be published just before the meeting begins, but the agenda is not expected to substantively change.

RSC Meeting in October 2020 30 July 2020

The in-person meeting of the RDA Steering Committee planned for October 2020 at the National Library of Israel has been shifted to a virtual meeting format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The RSC thanks the National Library for their invitation and looks forward to holding our annual in-person meeting in Jerusalem at some point in the future.

Technical Working Group news 12 May 2020

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is pleased to announce that Damian Iseminger will succeed Gordon Dunsire as the Technical Team Liaison to the RSC and chair of the RSC's Technical Working Group; his two-year term starts January 2021.

Iseminger is currently a member of the Working Group and now takes on the additional role of Technical Team Liaison-Elect. At the beginning of 2021, Dunsire will step down as chair but will continue as a member of the Working Group.

RSC Meeting Calendar for 2020 28 February 2020

The quarterly meeting schedule for the RDA Steering Committee for 2020 is:

Conversation continuing between the RSC and BIBFRAME 14 February 2020

The conversation continued at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia between representatives of the RDA Steering Committee and the larger BIBFRAME community (which includes the Library of Congress/NDMSO, LD4P, Share-VDE, and the organizer group of the annual BIBFRAME workshops in Europe). A possible field of future cooperation is an approach to application profiles. For the coming years, the RSC has a BIBFRAME mapping on its action plan. The group is pleased to report continuing progress and the intention to meet again at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago in June 2020.