ALA Proposal: Machine-Actionable Data Elements for Measurements, Extent of the Carrier, Pagination and Foliation, Dimensions, Extent of the Content, and Duration – Discussion Paper (2015)

6JSC/ALA/Discussion/5
31 July 2015

Machine-Actionable Data Elements for Measurements, Extent of the Carrier, Pagination and Foliation, Dimensions, Extent of the Content, and Duration – Discussion Paper (2015)

Related documents:
6JSC/ALA/Discussion/1: Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA: Discussion Paper (2013)
6JSC/ALA/17: Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3: Discussion Paper [2012]

Abstract: In looking toward a future of linked data, RDA instructions should be revised and expanded to
accommodate more machine-actionable data elements. This paper gives particular consideration
to creating or revising instructions on Measurements, Extent of the Carrier, Pagination and
Foliation, Dimensions, Extent of the Content, and Duration.

ALA Proposals and Discussion Papers 2014

Please use the blog posts listed below for further discussion of our own proposals submitted to the JSC and the responses they have received.

· 6JSC/ALA/27, Revision of RDA 2.12.9.2 and 2.12.17.2: Source of numbering within series and subseries:

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1359

· 6JSC/ALA/28, Creating a priority order for Sources of Information in Date of Manufacture element (RDA 2.10.6.2):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1361

· 6JSC/ALA/29, Clarifying core element status for “not identified” elements in the Distribution and Manufacture Statements (RDA 2.9 and 2.10):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1363

· 6JSC/ALA/30, Using the mark of omission when recording titles (RDA 6.2):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1365

· 6JSC/ALA/31, Subject Relationship Element in RDA Chapter 23:

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1367

· 6JSC/ALA/32, Expanding the scope of Statement of Responsibility in RDA 2.4 and eliminating the instructions for Performers, Narrators, Presenters (RDA 7.23), and Artistic and/or Technical Credits (RDA 7.24):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1369

· 6JSC/ALA/33, Clarifying instructions for Sequences of Plates (RDA 3.4.5.9):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1371

· 6JSC/ALA/34, Eliminating the instructions for Date of Expression of a Religious Work (RDA 6.24) and modifying the instructions for Authorized Access Point Representing an Expression of the Bible (RDA 6.30.3.2):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1373

· 6JSC/ALA/35, Creating instructions for using nominative case for titles (RDA 6.2), names (RDA 8.5), and places (RDA 16.2):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1375

· 6JSC/ALA/36, Clarifying instructions for Recording Duration (RDA 7.22) and Note on Carrier (RDA 3.21):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1377

· 6JSC/ALA/Discussion/4, Transcription issues associated with the Production Statement (RDA 2.7):

http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/?p=1379

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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