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

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.

There will be RDA experts presenting on topics such as the restructure and redesign of the RDA Toolkit, how RDA governance has changed to ensure dialogue with all regions and language communities of the globe, case studies of RDA implementation in different geographical regions, optimizing cataloguing data for the linked data environment.

There will be formal presentations and opportunities to talk with those who have already implemented RDA. It is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments as well as consult with colleagues about RDA implementation.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone from libraries that have not yet adopted RDA as their cataloguing standard -- you will hear case studies from those who have - what worked and what didn't?
  • Existing, new and prospective users of the RDA Toolkit will receive a live demonstration of the new Toolkit after the 3R Project
  • Library decision-makers who want to know how RDA is evolving to accommodate international users, from practical issues of facilitating translation to complex issues of different descriptive practices
  • National libraries who want to be involved at the national, regional and international level in the governance of RDA
  • Library professionals interested in innovative ways of reusing cataloguing data in a linked data environment
  • Library skills trainers interested in delivering RDA training

Look out for more information on the RDA Conference website, coming soon. For any enquiries, please contact one of these RDA Board members:

Chris Oliver, University of Ottawa
Representative for the Canadian Federation of Library Associations

Amelia McKenzie, National Library of Australia
National Institution Representative for Oceania

Ben Gu, National Library of China
National Institution Representative for Asia

We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur!

Posted 10 January 2018