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)

Roster

Francis Lapka, Chair
Catalog Librarian
Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
1080 Chapel Street, PO Box 208280
New Haven, CT 06520
Work: (203) 432-9672
Email: francis.lapka@yale.edu

John C. Attig, ex officio
Pennsylvania State University
126J Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1805
work: (814) 867-1038
fax: (814) 863-7293
E-mail: JXA16@PSU.EDU

Dominique Bourassa
Catalog and Metadata Services
Sterling Memorial Library
PO Box 208240
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
work: (203) 432-3943
fax: (203) 432-7231
E-mail: dominique.bourassa@yale.edu

Anne Champagne

Karen Coyle

Gordon Dunsire, consultant
E-mail: gordon@gordondunsire.com

Diane Hillmann
Metadata Management Associates
P.O. Box 282
Jacksonville, NY 14854
e-mail: METADATA.MAVEN@GMAIL.COM

Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115
work: (617) 432-7189
fax: (617) 432-2237
E-mail: peter_rolla@hms.harvard.edu

Mark Scharff
Gaylord Music Library
Washington University in St. Louis
work: (314) 935-5560
fax: (314) 935-4263
E-mail: mscharff@wustl.edu

Amanda K. Sprochi, Medical Library Association (MedLA)
Health Sciences Cataloger
106 HSL
1 Hospital Dr.
The University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65203
work: : (573) 882-0461
e-mail: sprochia@health.missouri.edu

 


March 17, 2011

Charge

The CC:DA Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3 is charged with evaluating the structure of data elements in chapter 3 that contain quantitative information in the form of a quantity and a unit of measure (e.g., Extent, Dimensions) and proposing revisions to make these elements more machine-actionable, taking into consideration comparable practices in other metadata standards, such as DACS.

The task force should consider other elements within RDA to which a similar structure might be applicable, and attempt to articulate some general principles for structuring RDA data to be machine-actionable.

The task force will submit an interim report at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference and a final report at least a month prior to the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting. 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.

Roster

Peter J. Rolla, Chair
Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115
work: (617) 432-7189
fax: (617) 432-2237
E-mail: peter_rolla@hms.harvard.edu

Diane Hillmann
Metadata Management Associates
P.O. Box 282
Jacksonville, NY 14854
e-mail: METADATA.MAVEN@GMAIL.COM

Randy Roeder
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
work: (319) 335-6204
E-mail: RANDY-ROEDER@UIOWA.EDU

Paul Weiss
3603 S. 316th St.
Auburn, WA 98001
E-mail: paul@paulweiss.info

Kathy Winzer
Stanford University
Robert Crown Law Library
Stanford, CA 94305-8612
work: (650) 723-0343
fax: (650) 723-8657
E-mail: KWINZER@STANFORD.EDU

John C. Attig, ex officio
Pennsylvania State University
126J Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1805
work: (814) 867-1038
fax: (814) 863-7293
E-mail: JXA16@PSU.EDU

Gordon Dunsire, consultant
E-mail: gordon@gordondunsire.com

Discussion Paper

Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3: Discussion Paper (May 2012)

 

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