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The announcement below was posted on the RSC website today.

Regards, Judy Kuhagen
Secretary, RDA Steering Committee

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RDA Board were delighted to see that Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the RDA
Steering Committee, was acknowledged with an IFLA Medal in the closing
ceremony of the 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus,
Ohio last week. The medal is awarded to international librarians who have
made an outstanding contribution to their field, and Gordon was recognised
for his distinguished service to IFLA and international librarianship,
advancing the field of bibliographic data, linked data, and the semantic
web.

RDA Board also would like to extend their congratulations to two other
members of the community acknowledged at the ceremony:

   - Dorothy McGarry was awarded the IFLA scroll of appreciation for her
   distinguished service to IFLA and global librarianship especially through
   an outstanding commitment to advancing cataloguing, classification and
   indexing standards and practices.


   - The New Professionals Special Interest Group, convened by Maria
   Violeta Bertolini, was awarded the IFLA Professional Unit Communication
   Award.