Join NISO and DCMI for the second in their joint webinar series for 2013.

Webinar: Deployment of RDA (Resource Description and Access) Cataloging and its Expression as Linked Data

Date: April 24, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

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A seminar at the British Library in April 2012 marked the fifth anniversary of a 2007 meeting at which representatives of the Dublin Core, Semantic Web, and RDA communities jointly recommended that the then-draft cataloging standard RDA be provided in the form of vocabularies and application profiles usable for Linked Data.

One year after this anniversary meeting and one year closer to the general deployment of RDA in libraries, this webinar will take stock of progress towards developing application profiles based on RDA and discuss the practicalities of exposing RDA-based data in the Linked Data cloud.


Alan Danskin is Metadata Standards Manager at The British Library, where he has worked in various capacities since 1987, including implementation of MARC 21. He currently represents the library on the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (Resource Description and Access) for which he until recently served as chair. He has served as chair of the Cataloguing & Indexing Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and is a member of the Book Industry Communication Bibliographic Standards Group.

Gordon Dunsire is a freelance consultant with 25 years of experience working in academic libraries and ten years in digital library research. He is a member of IFLA's ISBD/XML Study Group and FRBR Review Group, represents the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) on the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA, chairs the IFLA Namespaces Task Group, and co-chairs the DCMI Bibliographic Metadata Task Group. In 2010-2011, he was a member of the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on April 24, 2013 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and DCMI members and students.

Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year.

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Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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