The RDA Steering Committee thanks CC:DA for the opportunity to speak on several RDA-related topics during the CC:DA meeting on June 22, 2019.
Our overall theme is: RDA in English is stable: Now what?
* Introduction (Kathy Glennan, RSC Chair)
* Basic information about translation process (James Hennelly, Director, ALA Digital Reference)
* Basic information about policy statement development (Hennelly)
* Policy statement development from the BL perspective (Thurstan Young, British Library) (10 minutes)
* RDA in MARC (Young)
* Application profiles (Gordon Dunsire, RSC Technical Team Liaison Officer)
* Future processes for changes to RDA (Glennan)
In Chapters 5-6, change the basis for variant access points for works and expressions from a “variant title for the work” to “a title of the work”. In Chapters 8-11, change the basis for variant access points for persons, families and corporate bodies from “a variant name for the [person/family/corporate body]” to “a name of the [person/family/corporate body]”. Update related references and instruction names in the text.
Add instructions to RDA 126.96.36.199, Laws Governing More Than One Jurisdiction, to address creating an authorized access point for a single law that governs multiple jurisdictions. Allow for naming the work by the enacting jurisdiction when known, and by title when the enacting jurisdiction is unknown or uncertain. Add examples to support the new paragraphs.
Expand the scope of RDA 3.19.6, Regional Encoding, to include all types of digital files. Add a controlled vocabulary for standardized regional codes to 188.8.131.52, the Glossary, and the RDA Registry. Create 184.108.40.206, Details of Regional Encoding, to accommodate any additional information about regional encoding.
This discussion paper, developed by a joint ALA/CCC working group, examines the current definitions of and instructions for accompanying material in RDA. The group identified 7 issues which merit further investigation and discussion; each is presented in a separate section which includes an analysis and recommendations for future action.
Submitted by: Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative, and Bill Leonard, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing Representative
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