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CC:DA Meetings at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, January 11-14, 2008


Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

  • Friday, January 11, 1:30-5:30 PM
    Holiday Inn Express Midtown, Terrace Ballroom
    [discussion of RDA draft]
  • Saturday, January 12, 1:30 - 6:00 PM
    Sheraton Philadelphia, Philadelphia BR
  • Monday, January 14, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sheraton Philadelphia, Philadelphia BR

Open Forum on RDA: Resource Description and Access

  • Sunday, January 13, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Pennsylvania Convention Center, Lecture Hall



Agenda of the CC:DA Meetings in Philadelphia, PA




CC:DA Activities at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

The Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access will meet three times at ALA Midwinter 2008.

On Friday, January 11, 1:30-5:30 p.m., CC:DA will discuss the draft of Sections 2-4, 9 of RDA: Resource Description and Access.

On Sat., January 12, 1:00-6:00 p.m., the main agenda item will be the report of the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee, who will present his report on the October 2007 JSC meeting; that item will be followed by the report of the Library of Congress Representative. Later CC:DA will hear reports from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO, and Shawne Miksa, Chair of the RDA Implementation Task Force. The last items of the day will be discussions of the Report of the Task Force on Specialist Cataloguing Manuals and proposed revisions to CC:DA Procedures.

On Monday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m, CC:DA will hear reports from Donald Chatham, of ALA Publishing Services; a representative of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's Standing Committee on Standards; Everett Allgood, MARBI representative; and Laura Smart, Chair of the Task Force on CC:DA's Internal and External Communication. CC:DA will also discuss the Report of the CC:DA Webmaster. In addition to these reports, there is time on the agenda for the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee to report on any additional issues not covered on Saturday.

For those primarily interested in an update on the progress of RDA, an RDA Update Forum will be held Sunday, January 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia Convention Center, Lecture Hall. John Attig, ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, will provide an update on the status of RDA.

For further details and links to the documents, see the Agenda for the meeting.



Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR Meets in Chicago, IL, 15-20 October 2007

The Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR met in Chicago, IL, USA, from Monday October 15 to Saturday October 20, 2007. A report of the outcomes of the meeting and a draft agenda are available on the JSC website.




New Task Force Appointed

The Task Force on Specialist Cataloguing Manuals was appointed in August 2007. It is charged to prepare the content for a list of specialist cataloguing manuals and other cataloguing tools. ALA was asked to prepare this list by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA; their intent is to post the list as a wiki on the RDA Online website, as an adjunct resource for use with RDA: Resource Description and Access. The Task Force will present its report at the 2008 Midwinter Meeting.





CC:DA Public, Read-Only Email Discussion List

CC:DA announces a public, read-only email discussion list to allow non-CC:DA members to view committee work that takes place between the ALA Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting.

In order for the committee to do its work efficiently, non-CC:DA members will be able read CC:DA email, but will not be able to post messages. However, ideas and comments on discussions are welcome, and can be funneled to the list through your CC:DA representative or liaison via the committee roster.

To subscribe to the list, send an email to sympa@ala.org with the phrase "subscribe rules" in the subject line and the body of the message blank. Your email address will be captured automatically.

To unsubscribe (i.e., remove your email address) from the Rules list, send an email to: sympa@ala.org with "unsubscribe rules" in the subject line and leaving the body of the message blank. Your email address will be matched from the header of the message so you must use the address from which you subscribed.

For more information about the list, go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/rules.



Joint Steering Committee to Meet in Chicago April 13-22, 2008

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA will meet in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday April 13 to Tuesday April 22, 2008.

For more information, including the meeting agenda, see the meeting announcement.