National Library of Australia

Teleconference 23 March 2012

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

Jenny Stephens (Minutes)

Apologies: None

Start time: 12.05 pm (EDT)

Minutes of previous meeting and business arising

Minutes were accepted with minor amendments. 

Business arising

  • Rob Walls advised that the LA Forum will be held at the National Library on 25 October 2012.  The Theatre has been booked for ACOC on the 26th if required
  • Catherine advised that there is now a firm implementation date for RDA – the end of the 1st quarter of 2013.

JSC/RDA matters

RDA Vocabularies and Definitions

ACOC discussed the RDA vocabulary definitions that ACOC is responsible for:

  • Form of notated movement
  • Generation of microform
  • File type 3.19.2
  • Emulsions on microfilm
  • Base materials for microfilm
  • Extent of text

These are due either by April 16, or early July (for the longer more complex ones). 

RDA rewording

Kevin reported that Chapter 6 is now being proofread and will be discussed at the April 4 JSC conference.  It is due for release in late 2012.   

The order for the remaining chapters is 2-3, 7, 19, 20, 8, then the Table Of Contents. 

JSC Schedule

Kevin gave an update on the current JSC Schedule

  • 9 July – all draft proposals on website
  • 8 August – proposals due
  • 8 October – responses to proposals due
  • Face to Face meeting - November 2012 

Use of RIMMF

ACOC discussed a webinar by Deborah Fritz about a visualisation tool called RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats). Catherine has looked at RIMMF to see how it might be used in RDA training.  John Attig has advised that the RDA examples will be done in RIMMF. 

Notification emails regarding postings to the JSC website

Kevin will arrange for all members of ACOC to be on the mailing to list to receive notification when documents have been posted to the JSC website. 

RDA Training

Catherine recapped on the progress to date with RDA Training, and next steps.  ACOC and the NLA will manage RDA training, which will consist of Train-the-trainer training provided by the National Library on a cost recovery basis, and conducted at the Library.  The training documentation used will be made freely available on the ACOC website for use by others.  

The courses will be 3 days in duration, and there will likely be a separate course for educators/professional trainers, and NSLA Libraries (including NLNZ).  The courses are being designed to transition AACR2 cataloguers to RDA, and will not be suitable for new cataloguers. 

The National Library’s own staff will be trained in early 2013, and the Library’s implementation will be a rolling implementation during this period to allow staff to begin working with RDA as soon as their training is complete.

Memorandum of Understanding

ACOC discussed the draft of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the National Library and ALIA regarding ACOC.  Some changes to the draft were recommended and it will be discussed further at the next meeting.

2012 ACOC Seminar

ACOC continued discussions about the ACOC Seminar.  There is still no final decision about when to have a seminar and the various option discussed will be considered by members and a final decision made at the next teleconference.

ACOC Face to Face Meeting

This Agenda item was held over to be discussed at the next meeting. 

Next meeting

TBA but hopefully around 12-13 April, before the 16 April deadline for the vocabularies. 

Meeting closed at 3.30pm