The following announcement was posted today on the RSC website. Best -- Linda
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.
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.
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 [log in to unmask].
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 España 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.)
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