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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

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 (Term expires November 2023)
Oceania RSC Representative (Back-up)
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

LIANZA CatSIG representatives

Anoushka McGuire (Term expires January 2024)
ORDAC Chair
Member of RDA Policy Statements Working Group
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Christine Todd (Term expires January 2024)
Member of the RSC Aggregates Working Group (2016-2019)
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

Jenny Stephens (Term expires May 2022)
ORDAC Secretary/Information Officer
Member of the RSC Aggregates Working Group (2017-2019)
Member of RSC Policy Statements Working Group (2019- January 2020)
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT Australia

ACORD representatives

Ebe Kartus (Term expires January 2024)
RDA Wider Community Engagement Officer
University of New England
Armidale NSW Australia
Melissa Parent (Term expires January 2024)
Oceania RSC Representative (Term expires March 2022)
Member of the RSC Aggregates Working Group (2016-2019)
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne Victoria Australia

RDA Board Representative

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

Kim Gutchlag (Board term expires late 2021)
National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

Past ORDAC Members

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

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