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Purpose: Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

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Call for comments: RDA proposal on dual-language naming of corporate bodies and places

  • 1.  Call for comments: RDA proposal on dual-language naming of corporate bodies and places

    Posted Mar 06, 2024 08:27 AM

    Hi there,

    ORDAC (Oceania RDA Committee) has issued an RDA change proposal which seeks to better accommodate practices for dual-language naming of corporate bodies and places:  As an example, this proposal would seek to add options to the instructions for Preferred name of corporate body and Preferred name of place which would permit catalogers to record something like Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa as a preferred name, rather than splitting that string up into a preferred name (like Museum of New Zealand) and a language variant name (like Te Papa Tongarewa). 

     Please send me your comments by March 13, and I can compile them and share them with CC:DA and NARDAC for review.

    Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him)
    Metadata Librarian, Columbia University
    CORE Metadata Interest Group Liaison to CC:DA