RSC Meeting at McGill October 22-26, 2018

By Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services

The McGill University Library is pleased to be hosting the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for one of their fall in-person meetings.

RDA (Resources Description and Access) is

Kathy Glennan’s presentation cited the 2015 statement from the Committee of Principals for RDA, asserting that the standard is “more than just cataloging rules.”

Kathy Glennan’s presentation cited the 2015 statement from the Committee of Principals for RDA, asserting that the standard is “more than just cataloging rules.” (https://alcts.ala.org/news/2018/mw-pcc-at-large-participants-meeting/)

The publishers are the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Federation, CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (UK). The members of the Committee come from institutions including: Library of Congress, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Guelph Public Library, National Library of New Zealand, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, University of Maryland, Library and Archives Canada, etc. 

Throughout the week the Committee will be holding open sessions for the local library community who are interested, along with some people traveling to Montreal to take part in the meetings during the week.

In advance of the meetings at McGill, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) are hosting an event on Monday, 22 October 2018 called “The Redesigned RDA Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Get Ready.”  This outreach event will be held at the Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The program will include a brief orientation to the IFLA Library Reference Model (IFLA LRM), which will set the context for an overview of the 3R Project (RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project). There will be a demonstration of the beta Toolkit, as well as presentations on some important changes in RDA content. The role of NARDAC, the North American RDA Committee, will be explained.

For more information about these events, please feel free to contact JosephHafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services, McGill University Libraries, joseph.hafner@mcgill.ca or Linda Barnhart, RSC Secretary at rscsecretary@rdatoolkit.org

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