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Oceania

Welcome to the homepage of the Oceania RDA Committee

The Oceania RDA Committee (ORDAC) is responsible for representing the Oceania Region on the RDA Steering Committee. ORDAC was established in 2018 by the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) and the LIANZA Cataloguing Special Interest Group (New Zealand). We are working to expand the coverage of ORDAC beyond Australia and New Zealand, and encourage input from communities in other parts of Oceania with an interest in RDA. You are warmly invited to contact the Secretary of ORDAC to find out more.

More information about ORDAC is also available in our Terms of Reference.

Please see the Discussion List page for information about subscribing to the Oceania RDA Discussion List.

The Resources page provides links to resources, training materials and other documentation for the Oceania RDA Community.

Members

New Zealand

New Zealand is represented on ORDAC by 1 representative from the National Library of New Zealand and 2 members of the LIANZA Cataloguing Special Interest Group (LIANZA CatSIG).

National Library of New Zealand representative

Charlotte Christensen (2020- )
Oceania RSC Representative (term expires February 2025)
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

LIANZA CatSIG representatives

Bridget Jennings (2022- )
ORDAC Secretary/Information Officer
Wellington City Libraries
Wellington, New Zealand

Australia

Australia is represented on ORDAC by 1 representative from the National Library of Australia and 2 members of the ALIA Community on Resource Description (ACORD) which replaced ACOC in 2019.

National Library of Australia representative

Michela Goodwin (2022- )
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT Australia

ACORD representatives

Melissa Parent (2018- )
Oceania RSC Representative (2020-2022)
Member of the RSC Aggregates Working Group (2016-2019)
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Renate Beilharz (2023- )
Schools Catalogue Information Service
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Co-opted Members

Up to three co-opted members may be appointed to ORDAC, endorsed by the peak body or organisation they are representing

Ebe Kartus (2018- )
RDA Wider Community Engagement Officer (2019-2021)
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Jack Ennis Butler (2023- )
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia

RDA Board Representative

The Oceania Representative to the RDA Board sits on ORDAC as an ex-officio member.

Julia Hickie (2023- )
Assistant Director, Platform Transition
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Past ORDAC Members

Amelia McKenzie (Oceania Representative to RDA Board, 2018-2019)

Catherine Amey (National Library of New Zealand Representative, 2018-2020)

Jenny Stephens (National Library of Australia Representative, 2018-2021)

Kim Gutchlag (Oceania Representative to RDA Board, 2019-2021)

Chris Todd (CatSIG Representative, 2018-2022)

Margarita Moreno (Oceania Representative to RDA Board, 2022)

Anoushka McGuire (ORDAC Chair, CatSIG Representative, 2018-2024)