National Library of Australia

Teleconference 18 February 2011

Present:  Kevin Marsh (ALIA), Ebe Kartus (ALIA / Chair), David Wells (ALIA), Deirdre Kiorgaard (NLA), Robert Walls (NLA), Catherine Argus (NLA)

Apologies: Anne Robertson (EPC Representative)

Minutes: Jenny Stephens (NLA)

Teleconference commenced at 2:15pm (EST)

RDA training

Catherine Argus reported on a meeting between NLA staff and ALIA regarding RDA training, held on the 7th February. The Train-the-trainer process will be organised and run entirely by the NLA. ALIA’s role will be to circulate information about training to their own members, and to ensure that the trainers they work with receive the training.

The National Library and ACOC will manage all aspects of the train-the-trainer process, including the selection of those to be trained. The Library will offer the training on a cost-recovery basis and costings are being prepared. Beyond train-the-trainer, neither the National Library, ACOC nor ALIA will have any direct role in national training of library staff.

A date is yet to be set for Train-the-trainer courses, but it is likely to occur during the second half of 2011, and may spill over into early 2012. Timing is dependent on an implementation date, which has yet to be set, pending the US implementation decision, due in June 2011.

Implementation planning update

Catherine brought ACOC up to date on implementation planning for Australia.
Communication Plans.

Catherine has drafted both a national communication plan, and an internal one for National Library staff. The national plan will be circulated to ACOC members for discussion either at a teleconference or the Face-to-Face meeting in April.

Project Plan
Catherine has also been working on the project plan, her key efforts being to establish the lead times that are required, and the activities that need to be done, in order for Australia to implement.

RDA Policies
The National Library has been drafting policies for their own staff on RDA options, alternatives and non-core elements. They will be discussing these with Libraries Australia to see what policies need to be set for the network. They will also be sharing them with JSC, who intend to try and develop a common set of policies. LC developed policy statements for the test period, and will no doubt revise these in the light of the test. The National Library’s work on policies should be finished in the next couple of months, and be ready to go to JSC within 3 months.

ACOC will assist with this process wherever they can.

2011 ACOC seminar

ACOC discussed the 2011 ACOC Seminar, which will be held in conjuction with the LA Forum, at the State Library of South Australia, sometime during the week beginning 24 October 2011.

ACOC discussed the possibility of this year’s theme moving on from the ideals of discovery layers, etc., covered in the 2010 Seminar, to the practicalities of making it happen. ACOC agreed that RDA should be also be addressed significantly.

Meeting close: 3.30pm

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