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|Location:||Rush Building, room 014 (basement)|
R&T Lecture: RDA (Resource Description and Access) - General Overview & Building Blocks for the Future: VIAF, LCSH/SKOS, and RDA Registries
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
12 p.m. 2 p.m.
This presentation examines the things that have influenced the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new cataloging code. It also describes the organization of RDA and provides a very brief status report on the US RDA Test.
Efforts have been underway for several years to lay some of the building blocks for linked data, cloud computing, and foundations for the Semantic Web. How are libraries contributing? Some of the projects that the Library of Congress has contributed to, are described: the Virtual International Authority File, the id.loc.gov site for posting LC's own controlled vocabularies, like the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Schema) format; and the controlled vocabularies prepared for the new cataloging code, RDA: Resource Description and Access.
Dr. Barbara Tillett is Chief of the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) at the Library of Congress. That division of 30 people is responsible for creating and distributing various authoritative cataloging tools, including LC Rule Interpretations/LC Policy Statements, LC Classification schedules, LC Subject Headings, and other cataloging and acquisitions documentation, as well as the Web products, Catalogers Desktop and Class Web. She currently serves as the Library of Congress representative on the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (the new cataloguing code) and on the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) Project, and led the IFLA work that produced the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP). Along with Elaine Svenonius and Tom Delsey, she served as one of the consultants that developed the conceptual model for IFLAs Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).
Drexel University - Main Campus
Rush Building, room 014 (basement)
30 N. 33rd Street (on Lancaster Walk)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Lunch will be served at noon; talk begins at 12:30 p.m.
This event is open to the Drexel community.
Questions about this event? Contact Brenna Pellegrini at email@example.com