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The LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group invites you to attend
our session at ALA Annual 2014. It will be held Saturday, June 28th from
3pm-4pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center Room N111.

Gordon Dunsire and Deborah Fritz will give back-to-back presentations on
the topic of interactions between RDA, MARC and BIBFRAME.

*Title: RDA, MARC and BIBFRAME: transition and interaction*

*Summary: How do RDA, MARC 21, and BIBFRAME relate? MARC 21 treats a
resource as a single entity, similar to ISBD, BIBFRAME uses two entities,
and RDA uses four. How these entities interact is the key to understanding
the issues facing cataloging in a linked data environment. How can four go
into one? Can two go into four? The presentation describes ongoing work in
aligning RDA elements with BIBFRAME and with MARC 21, how an RDA editing
tool can input RDA and output MARC21, and discusses the outcomes to date.*

Gordon Dunsire is Chair of the Joint Steering Committee for RDA, and has
been involved in the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access
since the 1997 Toronto conference on the future of AACR. He is also Chair
of the IFLA Namespaces Technical Group, and participates in various
projects and working groups that develop library and cultural heritage
standards for use in linked data applications and the Semantic Web. He was
formerly Head of the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University
of Strathclyde, following a career in academic libraries as cataloger,
systems librarian, and senior manager. He presents and publishes widely at
international level (

Deborah Fritz is a founder and co-owner of The MARC of Quality (TMQ, Inc),
a provider of cataloging training
<> and MARC record software
<>, established in 1992.
She is the author/co-author of two major works on cataloging using MARC
<>, and is currently in the
process of transitioning the company’s training from AACR to RDA, and
expanding its software beyond MARC to RIMMF

We hope you can join us for this exciting and timely event. You can add it
to your schedule at


Sarah Beth Weeks and Stacie Traill, MFTIG co-chairs

Sarah Beth Weeks
Head of Technical Services
St Olaf College Libraries
1510 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3453 (office)
717-504-0182 (cell)