On 2/13/2013 4:13 PM, Rees, John (NIH/NLM) [E] wrote:
> I do think archivists are well ahead of the curve in terms of data modeling.
> Much of what DACS/EAD/EAC and the ISAD(G) family accomplished is reflected in
> RDA, so I think you will have lots of ‘oh yeah, archivists already do that’
It's so funny you say that, because when I went to an intro session on RDA
earlier this week, that was indeed exactly my thought. The other thing they
mentioned was migrating MARC to some new thing called Bibliographic Framework
(http://bibframe.org) which apparently is, or will be, XML based.
Which of course leads me to wonder when the Library of Congress is going to
switch all its authority records over to EAC ;)
If there is a fate, he must sit down with
irony over beers on a slow night and
figure out ways to make people look