CC:DA Task Force to Investigate the Instructions for Recording Relationships in RDA

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June 10, 2012

CC:DA Task Force to Investigate the Instructions for Recording Relationships in RDA

Formed: June 10, 2012
New members added: Feb. 2014
Chair: Putnam


The Task Force to Investigate the instructions for recording relationships in RDA is to consider the structure of elements for relationships and the instructions for recording relationships. It is then to draft instructions for recording structured descriptions of relationships, such as contents notes and accompanying material statements, taking into account the issues raised in the JSC Representative’s discussion paper on this topic (CC:DA/JSC Rep/JCA/2011/5: Descriptions of relationships (b)).

The task force should submit an interim report at Midwinter 2013 and a final report at Annual 2013.

Status: revised timeline: discussion paper(s) by Midwinter 2015
Submitted: discussion paper (Midwinter 2013); report (Annual 2013); oral report (Annual 2014); discussion papers on structured descriptions and accompanying material (Midwinter 2015)


Task Force on recording relationships: Discussion paper, which includes both the interim report and an appendix with a straw man proposal by John Attig.

TF on Instructions for Recording Relationships: Final Report (May 2013)

Instructions for Recording Relationships: Discussion Paper (July 2013)

Discussion Paper: Instructions for Recording Structured Descriptions of Related Manifestations (December 2014)

Discussion Paper: Instructions for Describing Accompanying Material in RDA (December 2014)

Revision to 3.1.4, Resources Consisting of More than One Carrier Type (June 2015); Revision (July 2015)

Additional instructions in Chapter 27 for Structured Descriptions of the “Contained in” and “Container of” Relationships (June 2015); Revision (July 2015)


Nathan Putnam, Chair
George Mason University
Head, Cataloging & Metadata Services
4400 University Drive, MS 2FL
Fairfax, VA 22030
work: (703) 993-2235

John DeSantis
Dartmouth College Library
Cataloging & Metadata Services Department
Baker-Berry Library, HB 6025
Hanover, NH 03755
work: (603) 646-0413
fax: (603) 646-8767

Lori Dekydspotter, Interim Head of Cataloging
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
work: 812-334-7634

Dorothy McGarry
P.O. Box 931119
Los Angeles, CA 90093-1119
work: (310) 825-0794
fax: (310) 206-9872

Melanie Polutta
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
M/S 4213
Washington, DC 20540
work: (202) 707-3709
fax: (202) 707-5236

Tracey Snyder, Assistant Music Librarian
Music Library
220 Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4101
work: (607) 255-6160

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