[Please excuse cross-posting.]

The announcement below has been posted on the RSC website.  The Sec final documents are also listed below.

Regards, Judy Kuhagen
Secretary, RDA Steering Committee

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The final versions of the proposals approved by the RDA Steering Committee during and after the November 2016 meeting have been posted on this website. Access to these "Sec final" documents is available via the new documents page (

The changes in RDA will not be in effect until they appear in the April 2017 Update of RDA Toolkit.

If you're interested in which instructions are affected by the approved proposals, a table is available for your use. It lists the new, revised, and deleted instructions and indicates where changes were made (in the instructions, examples, and/or references). It also includes the document number; if you want to read the background and justification for the changes, consult that document series in the appropriate community section of the Documents page (

Due to the 3R Project, there will be no further changes to RDA after the April 2017 update until April 2018.

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--- RSC/ALA/1/rev/Sec final  [Adding controlled vocabulary to RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, and to the Glossary]
--- RSC/ALA/2/rev/ALA follow-up/Sec final  [Expanding RDA, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction]
--- RSC/ALA/3/Sec final  [Providing greater flexibility in creating variant access points (RDA Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11)]

--- RSC/Europe/3/Sec final  [Revision of RDA 1.10.3 (Quotations in notes)]

--- RSC/LC/1/rev/Sec final  [Revision to instructions for Commentary, Etc., Added to a Previously Existing Work (]
--- RSC/LC/2/rev/Sec final  [Language and Script instructions for Chapters 6 and 7]

--- RSC/MusicWG/1/rev/Sec final  [Additions and revisions to RDA 7.11, Place and Date of Capture]
--- RSC/MusicWG/2/rev/Sec final  [Additions and revisions to RDA 2.15.3, Plate Number for Music]
--- RSC/MusicWG/3/rev/Sec final  [Revision of RDA 6.15 Medium of Performance]

--- RSC/MusicWG/4/rev/1/Sec final  [Revision of RDA and, Additions to Access Points Representing Musical Works]

--- RSC/RareWG/1/rev/Sec final  [Early Printed Resources and Rare Printed Resources]
--- RSC/RareWG/2/rev/Sec final  [Revision of RDA 1.8.1 Numbers Expressed as Numerals or as Words]
--- RSC/RareWG/4/rev/Sec final  [Revision to RDA 3.12 Book Format and related terms]

--- RSC/RareWG/5/rev/Sec final  [Revisions of RDA, Note on Extent of Manifestation, Early Printed Resources]

--- RSC/RelationshipWG/1/Sec final  [RDA models for relationship data]