Please join us for an RDA Forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2015.

RDA in the Wild
Sunday, February 1st
8:30-10 am
196c McCormick Place West

RDA implementation is happening throughout the world, but the standard still faces a changing environment that includes consolidation of FRBR and its related models, linked data, internationalization, and extension to other cultural heritage sectors. This forum will look at how RDA is navigating through these new challenges.

8.30-9.00: Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the JSC, will discuss how the JSC is meeting the challenges of internationalization, linked data, and the evolution of the FRBR models.

9.00-9.20: Kathy Glennan, ALA representative on the JSC, and Thurstan Young, from the British Library, will report on the Jane-athon preconference event in which delegates put RDA into action beyond the MARC environment.

9.20-9.45: Diane Hillmann, from Metadata Management Associates, will discuss linked data issues raised by the Jane-athon and ongoing development of the RDA Registry.

9.45-10.00: James Hennelly, from ALA Publishing, will report on upgrades to the RDA Toolkit and efforts to involve a broader range of parties in the development of RDA applications.

James Hennelly
Managing Editor
ALA Digital Reference
1-800-545-2433, ext 5051, or 312-280-5051
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