National Library of Australia

Teleconference 21 November 2011

Present: Kevin Marsh (ALIA/JSC Rep), Ebe Kartus (ALIA), David Wells (ALIA), Deirdre Kiorgaard (NLA), Catherine Argus (NLA/Chair), Anne Robertson (EPC Representative)

Jenny Stephens (Minutes)

Apologies: Robert Walls (NLA)

Start time: 12.05 pm (EDT)

Report from JSC meeting

Deirdre and Kevin reported on their attendance at the November JSC meeting.  Kevin attended as an observer, and has circulated his notes to all members. 

Membership of JSC

Barbara Tillet has been appointed as the new Chair of JSC. Alan Danskin is still on JSC, but has resigned as Chair. Judy Kuhagen will act as secretary part-time.  CILIP do not have a representative on JSC at present. 

ACOC proposals

6JSC/ACOC/1 (Names in different scripts) was generally accepted but some revisions have been recommended. 

6JSC/ACOC/2 (Place of production) was also accepted with minor changes that the JSC Secretary will make. 

6JSC/ACOC/3 Editions – JSC wants to merge editions and named revisions of editions, but this requires a change to ISBD as well. 

Other news

JSC have announced the appointment of Chris Oliver as the Copy Editor for the rewording of RDA. 

Troy Linker was also present and talked about

  • Toolkit response times – these will be fixed in time for implementation
  • Updates – they plan to run 2 updates a year – 1 major and one 1 minor 

ISBD were present at the meeting to discuss issues of harmonisation.  Christine Frodl from the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek also attended as an observer.  She will be coming on board as a full member at the next meeting. 

2011 ACOC Seminar 


Catherine reported on the feedback from the ACOC Seminar. 50% of attendees responded to survey.  All parts of the Seminar were rated “Average” or above, and comments were generally very positive, and the talks by Jenn Riley and Mitchell Whitelaw proved very popular. 

Feedback confirms that scheduling with the LA Forum works well.  Many respondents found out about the Seminar via eLists, which means we need to ensure we have a comprehensive list of eLists for next time.  Response suggests attendees were from a range of sectors (university, public, etc.) 

Negative comments and suggestions for improvement were mostly about the venue, including catering, noise and comfort. 

Topics for future seminar

ACOC had some preliminary discussion about topics for the next seminar, including trying different formats for the standards update (eg, a Standards “workshop”).  Feedback from seminar indicated that RDA and the MARC replacement will be important topics for the next seminar. 

Some preliminary suggestions for keynote speaker included Barbara Tillet and Chris Oliver. 

All agreed to start thinking about topics for next year, and keynote speakers.  

Recording of Seminar

Ebe agreed to finalise the recordings ASAP. 


The budget is still being finalised.

Meetings for 2012

The Face to Face meeting is still to be confirmed as it depends on issues relating to the Memorandum of Understanding between ALIA and NLA. This is being drafted by Catherine, and will need Pam Gatenby’s approval before going to ACOC/ALIA. If held, the meeting will possibly be in March, depending on the JSC schedule of work. 

The first teleconference will likely be in early to mid January. 

Topics to be discussed in 2012:

  • Seminar
  • JSC work
  • Involvement of New Zealand in ACOC/JSC work. 

Meeting closed at 12.55pm