Task Force on Sources of Information

CC:DA/TF/Sources of Information/

September 1, 2012


The Task Force on Sources of Information is charged to review the current instructions under RDA 2.1 Basis for Identification of the Resource and 2.2 Sources of Information to address previously identified concerns of MLA and OLAC and to adopt a more principled approach to instructions for sources of information that will work for all materials.  The task force should review the MLA proposal CC:DA/MLA/2011/1 and the related committee discussion on the wiki and discussion list.

The task force should address these specific concerns:

  • From MLA: for a resource embodying multiple works, establishing a collective title as the preferred means for identifying a resource as a whole
  • From MLA: clarifying the status of the container and accompanying textual material as potential preferred sources
  • From OLAC: for a resource lacking a collective title with one predominant work, providing a means to treat the title of that work as the title proper (equivalent for AACR2 1.1G1)
  • From CC:DA discussion: simplifying the instructions for preferred sources and presenting them as broad principles, supported by examples
  • From JSC representative: ensuring that the approach works for all materials

The task force should present its report (including any revision to RDA it wishes to recommend) by Midwinter.


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

Kathy Glennan
University of Maryland
Head, Special Resources Cataloging/ Music Cataloger
Metadata Services Dept.
2200 McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742
work: (301) 405-9331
E-mail: kglennan@umd.edu

Annie Copeland
Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
126 Paterno Library
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
work: 814 865-2259
Email: auc1@psu.edu

Kelley McGrath
University of Oregon Libraries
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
work: (541)
fax: (541) 346-3485
Email: kelleym@uoregon.edu

Greta de Groat
Stanford University Libraries
Meyer Library, 3rd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-6604
Work: (650) 725-0267
Email: gdegroat@standford.edu

John Myers
Union College
Catalog Librarian
807 Union St.
Schenectady NY 12308
work: (518) 388-6623
fax: (518) 388-6619
E-mail: myersj@union.edu


Interim report: Task Force on Sources of Information


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