Task Force to Revise Building International Descriptive Cataloging Standards

CC:DA/TF/Revise Building International Descriptive Cataloging Standards

March 1, 2012

Charge

The Task Force to Revise Building International Descriptive Cataloging Standards will review and update the document Building International Descriptive Cataloging Standards: the Role of the American Library Association’s Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, an externally-focused document that describes CC:DA’s work.  The task force should take into account:

  • the scope and objectives of RDA
  • the current composition of CC:DA
  • current methods of contacting CC:DA and submitting revision proposals

The revised document will be published in pdf on the CC:DA web site. Continue reading

Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3

CC:DA/TF/Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3/1/Rev

March 5, 2013

Charge

ALA submitted to the JSC a discussion paper (6JSC/ALA/17) developed by the Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in Chapter 3.  In general, the JSC and its constituent bodies agreed that the issues raised in the discussion paper were worth further exploration, and encouraged ALA to continue working on these issues.  They also offered some comments and concerns.

The newly reconstituted Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data is charged to:

  1. Review the comments in the responses to 6JSC/ALA/17 and develop strategies for addressing them.
  2. Develop a proposal to add the FRBR element Extent of Expression to RDA.
  3. Develop a discussion paper to be submitted to the JSC on how the Aspect-Unit-Quantity model might be integrated into the RDA element set. Once the JSC has tentatively agreed to a strategy for modifying the element set, draft revision proposals for appropriate instructions for recording the Aspect, Unit, and Quantity elements for Extent and Dimensions and for recording textual Extent and Dimensions statements when the A-U-Q model does not provide sufficient identifying information.
  4. Develop another discussion paper, for consideration by CC:DA, on how the concept of machine-actionable data elements in RDA might be extended beyond elements containing quantitative information and beyond RDA Chapter 3.

The Task Force should work on these tasks in the order given above. If possible, it should present a draft proposal on adding the element Extent of Expression (task b) to CC:DA at Annual 2013.  For the other items, the Task Force should provide a status update at Annual 2013, an interim report at Midwinter 2014, and a draft discussion paper on changes to the RDA element set at Annual 2014 (task c).

Reports and proposals:

TF on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3: Interim Report (May 2013)
Oral report (Midwinter 2014)
Oral report (Annual 2014)
Strawman Proposal: Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3 (Midwinter 2015)
Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3 : Revision Proposal (June, 2015)
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Task Force on RDA Instructions for Heads of State and Heads of Government

CC:DA/TF/Heads of State and Heads of Government/1

August 9, 2010

Charge

The CC:DA Task Force on RDA Instructions for Heads of State and Heads of Government is charged with reviewing the current RDA instructions under 11.2.2 on Heads of state and Heads of government to address previously identified concerns of ALA that “the principle behind [having separate rules for recording the Heads of state and the Heads of government] is unclear. … [T]he instructions for these two kinds of officials [should] be consistent, particularly regarding choice of language”. The task force should consider the possibility of merging the two groups of instructions in a rational and principle-based solution, generating appropriate rules revisions to accomplish those ends.

Further, the task force should review the previously drafted proposal for Ruling Executive Bodies — 5JSC/RDA/Full draft/ALA response, p. 19 — to insure that it is consistent with the task force’s recommendations and proposal(s) regarding the instructions for Heads of state and Heads of government. The proposal regarding ruling executive bodies may be included in the Task Force’s proposal(s) or submitted separately.

The task force will submit an interim report at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting and a final report at least a month prior to the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. Proposals for consideration by the Joint Steering Committee should be submitted to CC:DA at least three months prior to the date of the JSC meeting. Continue reading

Task Force to Update “How to Submit a Rule Change Proposal”

CC:DA/TF/Update “How to Submit a Rule Change Proposal”

June 7, 2011

Charge

The Task Force to Update “How to Submit a Rule Change Proposal” is charged to:

  • Review and update the document, “How to Submit a Rule Change Proposal to CC:DA” in light of RDA, taking into account the following:
    • Changes in terminology, names, and URLs
    • Changes to the JSC’s processes and timetables
  • Incorporate changes to the “Formal Elements of a Rule Revision Proposal” section to reflect current methods of sharing documents electronically and to simplify the rules for mark-up of the proposed changes
  • Consider additions to the text that might assist in preparation of a revision proposal
  • Incorporate new examples in the Appendix
  • Draft a brief set of interim guidelines to provide assistance to those wishing to propose revisions to RDA while the fuller guidelines are being developed

The brief set of interim guidelines should be developed no later than August 31.  The Task Force should submit a final report by Midwinter 2012. Continue reading

Task Force to Review ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description — 2010 Consolidated Edition

CC:DA/TF/Review ISBD 2010 Consolidated/1

May 26, 2010

Charge

The Task Force to Review ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description — 2010 Consolidated Edition is charged with preparing a review of the ISBD, 2010 Consolidated edition, for transmittal to the chair of CC:DA by July 12, 2010, so that CC:DA’s response may be sent to the appropriate IFLA contact person by July 20, 2010. Preliminary findings should be available for discussion at the CC:DA meetings during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference. The pertiment documents are available on the IFLA Cataloguing Section website at: http://www.ifla.org/en/news/worldwide-review-of-isbd (a link to the clean draft is at the top of the announcement, with a link to the marked-up file at the bottom).

The task force should consider the effectiveness of the changes identified in the invitation for worldwide review (at the above url). The task force should be alert to implications for the implementation of Resource Description and Access. It may also wish to take the Statement of International Cataloging Principles into account during its review.

[dates revised as indicated by underlining above, 7/5/10]


CC:DA/TF/Review ISBD 2010 Consolidated/2

May 26, 2010

Roster

Laurence S. Creider, Chair
Special Collections Librarian, Associate Professor Archives & Special Collections
NMSU Library, MSC 3475
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-006
work: (575) 646-7227
fax: (575) 646-7477
E-mail: LCREIDER@LIB.NMSU.EDUEverett Allgood
New York University
B-Level, Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
work: (212) 998-2488
fax: (212) 995-4366
E-mail: EVERETT.ALLGOOD@NYU.EDU

Rebecca R.Culbertson
Integrating Resource Librarian
University of California at San Diego
Geisel Library
9500 Gilman Drive # 0175-K
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175-K
work: (858) 822-6415
fax: (858) 822-0349
E-mail: RCULBERTSON@UCSD.EDU

Elizabeth Jain Fletcher
Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles
Young Research Library
Department of Special Collections
Room A1713 – Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
work: (310) 794-4096
fax: (310) 206-1864
E-mail: JFLETCHR@LIBRARY.UCLA.EDU

Sara Shatford Layne
Training & Documentation Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles
Cataloging & Metadata Center
11020 Kinross Avenue
Box 957230
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230
work: (310) 825-3438
fax: (310)794-9357
E-mail: SLAYNE@LIBRARY.UCLA.EDUKristin L. Lindlan
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
University of Washington Libraries
Serials Services Division
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
work: (206) 543-4675
fax: fax: (206) 543-0854 E-mail: KLINDLAN@U.WASHINGTON.EDU

Wayne Richter
Resource Acquisition, Description and Management
Western Washington University
Western Libraries
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103
work: (360) 650-3395
E-mail: WAYNE.RICHTER@WWU.EDU

Helen F. Schmierer
University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Catalog Dept. Room 2-390
801 South Morgan (MC 234)
Chicago, IL 60607
work: (312) 413-5920
fax: (312) 413-0424
E-mail: HFS@UIC.EDU


CC:DA/TF/Review ISBD 2010 Consolidated/3

July 12, 2010

Report: Task Force for the ISBD Consolidated Edition, Draft 2010

Task Force for the Romanization of Greek

CC:DA/TF/Romanization of Greek/1

May 11, 2010

Charge

The Task Force for the Romanization of Greek is charged with assessing draft Romanization tables for Greek, educating CC:DA as necessary, and preparing necessary reports to support the revision process, leading to ultimate approval of an updated ALA-LC Romanization scheme for Greek. In particular, it should review the May 2010 draft for a timely report by ALA to LC. Review of subsequent tables may be called for, depending on the viability of this latest draft.


CC:DA/TF/Romanization of Greek/2

May 11, 2010

Roster

Helen Schmierer, Chair
University of Illinois at Chicago LibraryDavid Jenkins
Princeton University Library

George Johnston
University of Cincinnati Libraries

Robert L. Maxwell
Brigham Young UniversityAnthony Oddo
Yale University

Robert Rendall
Columbia University Libraries


CC:DA/TF/Romanization of Greek/3

May 18, 2010

Report: Task Force for the Review of the Romanization of Greek

Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek

CC:DA/TF/Romanization Tables for Ancient and Modern Greek/1

March 17, 2010

Charge

The Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek is charged with Reviewing the tables proposed by the Library of Congress and to return a timely report that will form the basis of an official ALA response. Continue reading

Task Force on CC:DA’s Internal and External Communication

Charge

The Task Force on CC:DA’s Internal and External Communication is charged with:

  • Reviewing the work of the relevant past task forces, the Task Force on Communication and Outreach (operating 1994-1995) and the Task Force to Investigate CC:DA’s Web Presence (operating 2004).
  • Assessing the nature and content of CC:DA’s external communications and making recommendations for updating current documents or drafting new documents.
  • Assessing the nature of CC:DA’s internal communication requirements.
  • Determining the functional requirements for software applications to handle internal and external communication.
  • Evaluating the nature and content of documents posted on the CC:DA website, investigating alternative methods for communicating this information and/or alternative methods for preparing and posting documents on the website.
  • Evaluating and recommending mechanisms for migrating and maintaining CC:DA’s website and its communication functions to an ALA-hosted application, including looking at the duties of the webmaster and how they can be folded into the CC:DA organizational structure.

The task force should submit a preliminary report dealing with issues relating to CC:DA internal communication to the chair by May 25, 2007 so that it may be considered at the 2007 Annual Conference; further progress reports should be submitted prior to subsequent ALA conferences. Continue reading

Task Force to Review the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles

CC:DA/TF/Statement of International Cataloguing Principles/1

December 8, 2006

Charge

The Task Force to Review the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles is charged with:

  • Preparing an interim review paper on the latest available draft, looking at the principles generally and with respect to the available information on Resource Description and Access (RDA) specifically. This interim review paper will be sent to the chair of CC:DA by May 15, 2007.
  • Being the primary body within CC:DA to compare and contrast the latest available version of the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles with RDA as RDA review and development proceeds. The TF shall alert CC:DA if there are significant differences.
  • Preparing a report for CC:DA that will form the basis of the ALA response when the Statement goes out for worldwide review. The TF will develop the report using any instructions provided by the requesting agency; issues specifically of interest to CC:DA will be included in an appendix or under separate cover. This report will be sent to the chair of CC:DA three weeks before the deadline given by the requesting agency. Continue reading