[Please excuse cross-postings.]

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) will meet Nov.
2-6, 2015, in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the National Library of Scotland.

The committee will discuss the transition to a new governance model that is
part of the commitment to ongoing internationalization of RDA and to
collaboration with other cultural heritage description communities.

Among the JSC constituency proposals and discussion papers to be discussed
are those related to:

·      simplification of the
production/publication/distribution/manufacture statements

·      linkages between descriptions created according to different
language editions of RDA and other descriptive standards

·      machine-actionable data elements for extent, dimensions, duration,

Also on the agenda will be proposals from the various JSC working groups
addressing aggregates, capitalization instructions, fictitious entities,
music, places, RDA/ONIX Framework, relationship designators, and technical

Special topics to be discussed include

·      the relationship of *Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials* and

·      serials and the PRESSoo extension to FRBRoo

·      the use of FRBRoo to evaluate the correspondence of RDA with the
consolidated FRBR model being developed.

JSC hopes to welcome colleagues from the European RDA Interest Group
(EURIG), the ISSN Network, and IFLA’s ISBD and FRBR review groups at some
sessions of the JSC meeting.

All observers are welcome at public sessions. Please notify the JSC
Secretary ([log in to unmask]) in advance.

Plans are being made for a concurrent seminar on rare materials and RDA on
Friday, November 6, and for a Jane-athon on Monday, November 9.  (For
information on what a Jane-athon is, see the report on the first Jane-athon

Proposals and discussion papers will be posted on the JSC website by early
August.  The meeting agenda will be posted on the website in mid-August.

= = = = =

Links of interest:

-- National Library of Scotland (

-- Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation (