PCC list readers,

 

Please forward this message as appropriate. It is being sent to these lists today: PCC list, CONSER list, BIBCO list, SACO list.

 

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PCC RDA Update, April 6, 2012

 

1. PCC RDA Training

 

The PCC Secretariat sent an RDA NACO training needs and expectations survey to NACO liaisons and NACO funnel coordinators on March 29, 2012, with an April 6, 2012 deadline for completion.

 

The survey results will be used to coordinate delivery of the RDA in NACO training modules being developed by the PCC Secretariat. The training modules are currently undergoing review by a subgroup of the Standing Committee on Training, and by PCC RDA catalogers. The training modules will be available online via the Cataloger’s Learning Workshop web site in April 2012, and will be in online format: discussion videos, demonstration videos, online exercises, and live follow-up Q&A sessions.  Participants who have completed the online modules will undergo a review period for RDA NARs. When the training modules are ready for posting and delivery, PCC members will be notified via the PCC lists.    

 

2. PCC Day One for RDA Authority Records Announced:

 

On March 23, 2012, Linda Barnhart, Chair of the PCC, announced that PCC Day One for RDA Authority Records will be March 31, 2013. In her message to the PCC list, Linda wrote:

 

“We selected this date for several reasons.  It gives a year of lead time for NACO catalogers to be trained in NACO RDA authority work (training sessions coming in April!) and to develop a smooth and confident local workflow for those contributions.  It provides a reasonable target date for the work that will need to take place in and with the authority file in preparation for RDA.  It gives the vendor community time to plan.  And because it matches the date for LC implementation of RDA, there will be less confusion for catalogers in keeping dates straight.”

 

3. Undifferentiated Personal Names: Call for Community Discussion:

 

On March 29, 2012, PoCo initiated community discussion via the PCC and other listservs of the concept of Undifferentiated Personal Name Authority Records in preparation for a forum on the topic at ALA Annual in Anaheim.

 

4. RDA Task Group Activity—April 2012 update:

 

PCC RDA Task Groups are finishing their work, and the Policy Committee is reading and making decisions on their reports. PoCo intends to post those reports and decisions on the PCC web site soon, to enable further discussion at OpCo on May 3-4. For the status of specific Task Groups, see the details below:

           

TG to Formulate or Recommend PCC/NACO RDA Policy on Authority Issues (follow-on to Decisions Needed TG)

CHARGE

 

High and Medium Priority Items:

The TG’s recommendations were submitted to PoCo on March 20, 2012, and were discussed by PoCo on March 28, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

Low Priority Items:

The TG recommendations are to be submitted to the Standing Committee on Standards on April 15, 2012. 

 

AACR2 & RDA Acceptable Heading Categories TG

CHARGE

 

Several of the original TG’s preliminary recommendations were discussed by PoCo on March 21, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

RDA Provider-Neutral Model and Reproductions TG 

CHARGE

 

The TG’s final report was submitted to PoCo on February 28, 2012, and was discussed by PoCo on March 21, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

Standing Committee on Training RDA Records TG

CHARGE

 

The TG’s final report was submitted to PoCo on April 4, 2012, and will be discussed by PoCo on April 11, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

Standing Committee on Training RDA Training Materials TG

CHARGE

 

The TG’s preliminary report submitted to the Standing Committee on Training on April 1, 2012.

 

RDA and the BIBCO Standard Record for Textual Monographs 

CHARGE

 

The TG’s final report was submitted to PoCo on March 20, 2012, and was discussed by PoCo on April 4, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

RDA Policy Statements TG

CHARGE

 

The TG’s final report was submitted to PoCo on April 4, 2012, and will be discussed by PoCo on April 11, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

Hybrid Integrating Resources TG (follow-on to Hybrid Records TG)

CHARGE

 

The TG’s final report was submitted to PoCo on March 30, 2012, and will be discussed by PoCo on April 18, 2012; the recommendations will be on the OpCo agenda for further discussion.

 

There are many other PCC RDA task groups at work. For a more complete listing, see the Status of PCC RDA Task Groups document on the PCC web site.