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The following announcement was posted today on the RSC website.  Best --
Linda

Linda Barnhart
Secretary-Elect
RDA Steering Committee

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The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) cordially invites interested catalogers
and metadata application developers to a special, one-day event of focused
discussion of some of the current challenges for RDA.

"Reconstructing RDA in the LRM: aggregations, authorities, and
appellations" will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, May 16, 2017,
preceding the RSC meeting. The specific location, and other event details,
will be announced shortly.

This event is an opportunity for community input to the RSC in several
areas of interest to catalogers, particularly (1) the treatment of
aggregates, and (2) authority control in the world of linked data. The
impact of the IFLA LRM (Library Resource Model) and the "4-fold path" on
RDA will be discussed. In addition, latest news will be shared about the 3R
Project (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project) and NARDAC (North
American RDA Community), the organization being developed as part of the
new RDA governance structure.

There is no registration fee for this event; a light lunch and refreshments
will be provided. The number of attendees will be limited; if you would
like to attend, please send an expression of interest via email as soon as
possible to the RSC Secretary-Elect, Linda Barnhart, at
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The RSC meeting itself, to be held May 17-19 at the American Library
Association headquarters in Chicago, will be an all-Executive Session
meeting focused on the 3R Project and will be closed to observers.

(For our European colleagues:  The RSC plans a second meeting in 2017, to
be held at the Biblioteca Nacional de EspaƱa in Madrid, Spain, from October
23-27. This Madrid meeting will also include events for community input,
especially for colleagues in that area of Europe and for translators.)

The RSC wants to hear from the cataloging communities as we strive to
implement new concepts in RDA, such as Nomen, attribute/relationship
duality, and short-cuts. Reconstructing RDA in the LRM is an opportunity to
be heard and to influence the course of action.  We look forward to seeing
you in Chicago on May 16, 2017.