National Library of Australia

Teleconference 23 January 2012

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

Jenny Stephens (Minutes)

Apologies: Anne Robertson (EPC Representative)

Start time: 12.05 pm (EDT) 

Business arising from previous meeting

David Wells advised that the changes to 6JSC ACOC/1 have been completed. 

Catherine advised that recordings of the 2011 Seminar presentations were now available online.

JSC matters 

Kevin reported on recent JSC activities.   

Rewording RDA text

There is a revised schedule for the rewording.  Chapters 9 and 10 will be finished for the April release, and will be followed by Chapters 11, 6, 7 and 17 (in that order).   

RDA proposals

All current proposals have been revised and reposted to the JSC website, including the corrected revision to ACOC/1 mentioned above.  There is no final consensus as yet.  These will be discussed at a teleconference in early February.   

Fast track proposals log

There is now a fast track proposals log on the Wiki page hosted by the NLA, for registering minor changes to RDA. Most of the changes currently in the log have been agreed to. 

Publication of vocabularies

These are nearly finished and will be published soon.   

Other news

ISSN/ISBD final outcomes are completed.   

Christine Frodl from the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek has expressed interest in seeing ACOC’s RDA Communication Strategy. 

The JSC Face to Face meeting will be in October 2012. 

ACOC Face to Face Meeting

ACOC members agreed that annual Face to Face meetings should continue, and that the next one should cover:

  • Progression of arrangements for the next Seminar
  • FRBR/RDA training 

The timing of the next Face to Face needs to feed into JSC timeframes and the timing of the Seminar.  Timing is also affected by the appointment of a new ALIA director, as the Face to Face meeting needs to be approved by ALIA, and an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the NLA and ALIA also needs to be completed.

2012 ACOC Seminar

Date and topics for an ACOC Seminar were discussed, but no decision was made. 

Other business

Deirdre advised that Aileen Weir from the National Library is on the ALIA Board. 

Next meeting:

TBA – planned for early March.   

Meeting closed at 2.07pm