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RDA Examples Editor appointed 26 April 2019

The RDA Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Honor Moody will succeed Kate James as RDA Examples Editor. Honor will begin as RDA Examples Editor Elect on May 1, 2019 with an eight month training period that overlaps with Kate's term. Honor will then take full responsibility in January 2020, serving a two year term.

RDA Examples Editor position open 13 February 2019

The RDA Board and RDA Steering Committee (RSC) seek a qualified library professional with expertise in RDA and cataloging to take on the role of RDA Examples Editor for a two-year term.

Upcoming RDA Steering Committee Meetings 7 January 2019

The RDA Steering Committee received and accepted invitations from the following institutions to host the in-person RSC meeting, held annually in late October or early November:

2019: Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile (Santiago)
2020: National Library of Israel (Jerusalem)
2021: National Library of New Zealand (Wellington)

Changes to RSC Membership 7 January 2019

The RDA Steering Committee announces several changes to its membership:

Kathy Glennan began a four-year term as RSC Chair on January 1, 2019.

Gordon Dunsire has been appointed as Technical Team Liaison Officer, in a two-year term that concludes at the end of December 2020. The Technical Team is in the process of being formed; inquiries to are welcome.

October 2018 RSC Meeting Agenda 17 September 2018

The agenda for the October 2018 meeting of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is now available. The RSC will meet October 22-26, 2018 in Montréal, Québec, Canada at the McGill Library.

Observers may attend the public sessions of the meeting. Please contact the RSC Secretary, Linda Barnhart, by October 8 to register to attend any of the public sessions.

RSC Event: 22 October 2018 in Montréal, Québec, Canada 31 August 2018

(Le texte français suit l’anglais.)

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) invite interested parties to join us on Monday, 22 October 2018 for "The Redesigned RDA Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Get Ready." This outreach event will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, at the Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Redesigned RDA Toolkit News 8 June 2018

A document describing the “Outcomes of the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project” by RSC Chair Gordon Dunsire has been posted on the RSC website as RSC/Chair/19.

An announcement titled “What to Expect from the RDA Toolkit beta site” has also been posted on the RDA Toolkit blog.

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.