The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is in the process of creating four new
Working Groups to support the improvement of the RDA standard and invites
expressions of interest to join these groups from those who have expertise.

Each Working Group will be active in 2022 and 2023 as a two-year,
task-and-finish assignment. Each Working Group is intended to have
international membership.

If you have an interest in any of the following areas, please send an email
message with a brief summary of the expertise or experience you might bring
to the working group to the RSC Secretary at [log in to unmask]
Specific details about the assignments will be provided in the charges to
the groups, which are still being polished.

   - *Extent Working Group*

*This group will review the elements that use measurements, primarily the
Manifestation extent and dimensions elements, in conjunction with the
extensive work that was done on this topic over the last decade in the
context of the original Toolkit.*

   - *Official Languages Working Group*

*This group will** examine the concept of “official language” for corporate
bodies in RDA.*

   - *Place/Jurisdiction Working Group*

*This group will examine the concepts of place and jurisdiction (corporate
body) and their associated definitions and instructions in RDA, building on
**work done in 2014 by the Technical Working Group and in 2015 by the
Places Working Group.*

   - *Religions in RDA Working Group*

*This group will review the guidance and instructions in all RDA entities
and make recommendations to move RDA toward unbiased and inclusive
treatment of world religions. A specific and more immediate goal is to
expand the non-Christian coverage in RDA, and to that end, the RSC is
particularly looking to include members with expertise in Buddhism,
Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.*

The RSC will evaluate the potential membership for each group and will
appoint members based on their knowledge, expertise, and the contribution
they are able to make to the group. RSC Working Groups will do their work
online through tools provided by ALA Publishing, such as Basecamp and
GoToMeeting, and are not expected to meet in person.  Access to RDA Toolkit
will be provided. Contact the RSC Secretary with any questions.

Best -- Linda

Linda Barnhart

Secretary, RDA Steering Committee