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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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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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  • 1.  Request for comments

    Posted Jul 03, 2023 11:05 AM

    Dear Core MIG members,

    The chair of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) recently posted a call for comments on two RDA proposals to be discussed at the July RDA Steering Committee (RSC) meeting.  With apologies for a very short turnaround time, please send me your comments on these papers by end-of-day July 5.   The papers are linked below in the announcement from RSC Secretary Anne Welsh:

    "The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is delighted to have received the first proposals from its Religions in RDA Working Group and its Official Languages Working Group.

    RSC/ReligionsWG/2023/1 - [Proposal on] Religious Titles 'seeks to eliminate a set of options that are specific to certain religions' (Abstract, RSC/ReligionsWG/2023/1).

    RSC/LanguagesWG/2023/1 - [Proposal on] Preferred Names and Official Languages of Corporate Bodies, Governments, and Places in RDA 'recommend[s] deleting some conditions to give cataloging agencies more flexibility in applying the existing options around the language of the preferred name of a corporate body' and 'support[s] keeping the concept of official languages for places, but recommend removing some redundancy in the text and also making some implicit conditions more explicit' (Abstract, RSC/LanguagesWG/2023/1).

    As with all proposals, comments are sought from the RDA cataloging community. Ahava Cohen, Charlotte Christensen and Robert Maxwell have circulated the proposals within Europe, Oceania and North America respectively. If you are an RDA cataloger outside these three regions, our Widening Community Engagement Officer, Charlene Chou, will be happy to receive your comments. Contact details are available on our list of RSC members."

    I would also like to include a reminder that the CC:DA Virtual Meeting will be held on Fri. July 14 12PM-3PM Eastern and Fri. July 21, 11AM-2PM Eastern.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  I will send another reminder with the connection information and agenda once they are available. 



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    Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him)
    Metadata Librarian, Columbia University
    CORE Metadata Interest Group Liaison to CC:DA
    trm2151@columbia.edu
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