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*First RDA Vocabularies Published*

The Joint <http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>Steering 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>Committee 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>for 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>Development 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>of 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/><http://www.rda-jsc.org/>RDA 
<http://www.rda-jsc.org/> (JSC), the DCMI/RDA Task Group 
_(__http__://__dublincore__.__org__/__dcmirdataskgroup__/_), and ALA 
<http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/index.cfm><http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/index.cfm>Publishing 
<http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/index.cfm> (on 
behalf of the co <http://www.aacr2.org/governance.html>- 
<http://www.aacr2.org/governance.html>publishers 
<http://www.aacr2.org/governance.html> of RDA) are pleased to announce 
that the first group of RDA controlled vocabularies have been reviewed, 
approved, and their status in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) changed 
to 'published.'

This status change, from 'new-proposed' to 'published' signals that the 
final steps have begun in reviewing the work of the DCMI/RDA Task Group 
and ensuring that the RDA vocabularies (both elements and controlled 
vocabularies/concepts) are available in a stable form for the builders 
of applications.Additional reviews of the controlled vocabularies are in 
progress, with the parties involved expecting to finalize that group 
before starting on the element vocabularies.Both groups of vocabularies 
should be complete by the end of 2011, but developers and others should 
expect to see rolling announcements as reviews are completed.

Alan Danskin, Chair of the Joint Steering Committee, noted, "The RDA 
vocabularies are a fundamental component of RDA, promoting consistent 
description and discovery of bibliographic resources.The Committee is 
committed to publishing and maintaining the content of the RDA 
vocabularies, synchronized with the text of RDA, in order to support 
their use by the resource description community and by developers of 
Semantic Web applications."JSC is grateful to the Task Group members and 
to the Open Metadata Registry for making possible the publication of RDA 
vocabularies as linked open data.

Gordon Dunsire, co-Chair of the DCMI/RDA Task Group, said: "This 
achievement is a significant waypoint on the collaborative journey 
initiated by the London meeting in 2007 between representatives of RDA 
and Semantic Web communities developing and maintaining metadata models 
covering bibliographic resources. We have learned much about each other 
along the way, and look forward to continuing to provide a bridge which 
supports our mutual interests to the benefit of all users of 
information. The RDA vocabularies represent many decades of library 
experience and practice which is now shared with the rest of the world."

Troy Linker, Publisher, ALA Digital Reference, said: "The publishing of 
the RDA vocabularies in an open registry is an important step forward in 
making RDA accessible to the international library community and system 
vendors, and, significantly, beyond the library community to the rest of 
the Semantic Web. Working with the JSC, the Co-Publishers for RDA are 
committed to ensuring synchronicity between RDA Toolkit and the registry".

The finished vocabularies can be viewed using the links below.(The links 
lead to the description of the vocabulary itself, the specific terms can 
be viewed under the tab for 'concepts').

RDA Aspect Ratio _(_http <http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>termLIst 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>AspectRatio 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio>)

RDA Form of Musical Notation _(_http 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>termList 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>MusNotation 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/MusNotation>)

RDA Form of Notated Music _(_http 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>:// 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>RDVocab 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>. 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>info 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>termList 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>FormatNoteMus 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/FormatNoteMus>)

RDA Layout of Cartographic Images _(_http 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>termList 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>layoutCartoImage 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage>)

RDA Mode of Issuance _(_http <http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>termLIst 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>ModeIssue 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue>)

RDA Other Distinguishing Characteristic of the Expression of a Legal Work
_(_http <http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>:// 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>RDVocab 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>. 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>info 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>termList 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>OtherCharExpLegal 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/OtherCharExpLegal>)

RDA Production Method for Tactile Resource_
__(_http <http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>termList 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>prodTactile 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/prodTactile>) __

RDA Reduction Ratio _(_http 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>termLIst 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>RDAReductionRatio 
<http://rdvocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio>)

RDA Scale _(_http <http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>:// 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>RDVocab 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>. 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>info 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>termList 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>scale 
<http://metadataregistry.org/uri/scale>)

RDA Sound Content _(_http <http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>termList 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>soundCont 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/soundCont>)

RDA Status of Identification _(_http 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>:// 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>RDVocab 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>. 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>info 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>termList 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>/ 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>statIdentification 
<http://rdvocab.info/termList/statIdentification>)

All the RDA vocabularies can be viewed in the OMR by using this page: 
http <http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>:// 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>metadataregistry 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>. 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>org 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>/ 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>rdabrowse 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>. 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>htm 
<http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm>.Those interested in 
following the work of review and publication of the vocabularies can 
subscribe to the Registry RSS feeds linked from that page. Questions on 
the OMR can be conveyed using the 'Feedback' link on each Registry page.

Questions or comments on the review process or the content of specific 
vocabularies may be addressed to the Chair of the JSC, Alan Danskin 
[[log in to unmask]]. Questions and comments on the encoding of the 
vocabularies or on the Open Metadata Registry may be addressed to Diane 
Hillmann [[log in to unmask]] or Gordon Dunsire 
[[log in to unmask]].


/1 August 2011/