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Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3


Discussion Paper [May 21, 2012]

CC:DA/TF/Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3/1

March 17, 2011


The CC:DA Task Force on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3 is charged with evaluating the structure of data elements in chapter 3 that contain quantitative information in the form of a quantity and a unit of measure (e.g., Extent, Dimensions) and proposing revisions to make these elements more machine-actionable, taking into consideration comparable practices in other metadata standards, such as DACS.

The task force should consider other elements within RDA to which a similar structure might be applicable, and attempt to articulate some general principles for structuring RDA data to be machine-actionable.

The task force will submit an interim report at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference and a final report at least a month prior to the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Proposals for consideration by the Joint Steering Committee should be submitted to CC:DA at least three months prior to the date of the JSC meeting.

CC:DA/TF/Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3/2

March 17, 2011


Peter J. Rolla, Chair
Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115
work: (617) 432-7189
fax: (617) 432-2237

Diane Hillmann
Metadata Management Associates
P.O. Box 282
Jacksonville, NY 14854

Randy Roeder
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
work: (319) 335-6204

Paul Weiss
3603 S. 316th St.
Auburn, WA 98001

Kathy Winzer
Stanford University
Robert Crown Law Library
Stanford, CA 94305-8612
work: (650) 723-0343
fax: (650) 723-8657

John C. Attig, ex officio
Pennsylvania State University
126J Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1805
work: (814) 867-1038
fax: (814) 863-7293
E-mail: JXA16@PSU.EDU

Gordon Dunsire, consultant

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CC:DA/TF/Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3/3

May 21, 2012

Discussion Paper

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