CC:DA Report from the 2011 ALA Annual Conference — New Orleans, LA
This update outlines the highlights of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) meeting at the recent 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. All CC:DA documentation, including this meeting's complete agenda and reports, is available here: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/tas/jca/ccda/index.html. As always, please contact me if you have questions.
Report from the Library of Congress Representative, Barbara Tillett
- Transition away from MARC standard: LC webpage http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition will be "the central place for news and progress of the MARC Transition Initiative." A draft action plan for the transition is planned for September.
- The BIBFRAME electronic discussion list established for communication about the transition; you can find subscription instructions at the above address.
- LC to partially resume RDA cataloging, probably in autumn 2011.
- The Getty Library is in discussions to join the ECIP Program.
- Have a look at the RDA transition FAQ: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/tas/jca/ccda/docs/rdafaq1106.pdf
- OCLC has agreed to take on the formal administration of VIAF and ensure its long-term, free availability.
Report of the ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee, John Attig
- Revision proposal for RDA 9.13, Affiliation: split the element into 3 sub-elements: Affiliated Body; Nature of the Affiliation; Date of Affiliation -- approved by a post-conference vote.
- Revision of RDA Appendix A, Capitalization: adjust instructions for proper names; discussion of how to incorporate missing languages not included in the AACR2 to RDA revision of the appendix.
- LC-proposal to revise RDA 22.214.171.124 (to remove "Date of manufacture" instructions for archival resources and collections) and delete RDA 126.96.36.199 (duplicate of 188.8.131.52). Likely will be fast-tracked for simple edits.
- 'Selections' as used in RDA Chapter 6 -- an attempt to outline the issues and propose some recommendations to clarify the use of the term 'Selections' as the preferred title for parts of a work, whether as an attribute of a work or an expression. The LC paper lists ten proposed revisions and suggests another dozen related changes to be made in RDA, but there are two main recommendations: (1) Revise RDA to treat a preferred title for a part as a work attribute, and (2) Replace the use of 'Selections' with 'Extracts,' 'Excerpts,' or some other term [which seems like change for change’s sake to me]. For more details, please read the paper here: 6JSC/LC Rep/2: “Selections” as used in RDA Chapter 6. The discussion will continue on the email list and the CC:DA wiki with a comment deadline of Sept. 14, 2011.
Revision Proposals from American Assoc. of Law Libraries
- RDA 184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11 Places in Certain Federations -- revision proposals for headings of states within federations, places in "overseas territories," and islands/island groups. Discussed at Midwinter and revised for Annual, still no resolution, and the discussion is continuing online.
Report of the TF on RDA Instructions for Heads of State and Heads of Government
- This well-written set of instructions was approved by CC:DA and will go to the JSC.
Revision proposals from Music Library Association
- RDA Chapter 2 changes for Container as a Source -- a two-part proposal for cataloging non-print materials (particularly sound and video recordings) to (1) "establish a collective title as the preferred means for identifying a resource as a whole" and (2) "clarify the status of a container and accompanying textual material as potential preferred sources when they bear a collective title that the usual preferred source does not." Both proposals are to be discussed online for action by August 1.
- RDA 7.24 Artistic and/or Technical Credit -- proposal to generalize the instruction to cover all resources, beyond the realms of motion pictures and video recordings. After extensive discussion online and on the CC:DA wiki, it looks like the proposal will be approved. I am pleased that the instruction is sufficiently broad to allow for community practice and cataloger's judgement.
Joint meeting with SAC on the treatment of "subject" in the Functional Requirements models and on subject entities in RDA
- John Attig discussed the "empty" chapters for subjects in RDA, Chapters 12-16, 23, and 33-37.
- Gordon Dunsire: Treatment of subject in each FRBR model, reconciliation, and considerations for future consolidation of the FR models.
- General discussion: LC Discussion paper on Group 3 entity chapters in RDA. If you are interested I would have a look at the (quite theoretical) memo: 6JSC/LC Rep/3: Group 3 entities and "subject"
- There was some discussion about moving conferences, exhibitions, expeditions, meetings, etc. to (the currently empty) RDA Chapter 15, Events (from RDA Chapter 11, Corporate Bodies). We'll certainly monitor very closely all developments in this area.
Also heard reports from:
- TF on RDA Instructions for Governmental and Non-Governmental Corporate Bodies
- TF on Machine-Actionable Data Elements in RDA Chapter 3
- MARBI Representative
- RDA Programming TF
- RDA Training TF
- ALA Publishing Services
Submitted by Dan Lipcan (Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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