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RDA in Europe Meeting on 14 September 8 September 2021

The RDA in Europe virtual meeting will take place on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 via Zoom.

The program for the event may be found here.

Attending the event is free but registration is required at the following link:

Education and Orientation Officer appointed 8 September 2021

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Elisa Sze has been appointed to the position of Education and Orientation Officer.

The Education and Training Officer facilitates effective RDA instruction relating to the official Toolkit and encourages and supports communities in their transition to the official Toolkit.

This temporary position has a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022, with the possibility of one renewal upon mutual agreement. Elisa will join the RSC effective immediately to start orientation prior to the beginning of her term.

RSC Meeting in October 2021 30 August 2021

The October 2021 RDA Steering Committee (RSC) meeting will be a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This virtual meeting will span two weeks--12-15 October and 18-22 October--and will use a mix of asynchronous and synchronous (video) meeting styles. Three video calls will be scheduled during these two weeks for interactive discussions, with two in executive session and one as a public session.

It is not possible to have observers at the asynchronous parts of the meeting due to software constraints.

Wider Community Engagement Officer appointed 30 August 2021

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Charlene Chou will succeed Ebe Kartus as the Wider Community Engagement Officer (WCEO) on the RSC. Charlene will begin as the WCEO-Elect on September 1, 2021 with a four-month training period that overlaps with Ebe’s term. Charlene will then take full responsibility in January 2022, serving a two-year term.

Implementing the Collections Model in RDA 3 August 2021

A proposal "Implementing the Collections Model in RDA" (RSC/TechnicalWG/2021/2) has been posted on the Documents page on this website. In four parts and prepared by the Technical Working Group, this proposal is intended to be discussed at the October virtual meeting of the RSC. Community comments are welcome and should be directed to RSC regional representatives or the Wider Community Engagement Officer if there is no representative for your region.

Agenda for July 2021 RSC asynchronous meeting 18 June 2021

The agenda for the upcoming RSC asynchronous meeting, to be held 12-15 July, has been posted. The agenda includes links to two proposals 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.

Proposals available for review and comment 16 June 2021

Two proposals which will be discussed at the RSC asynchronous meeting (12-15 July) have been posted:

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.