Teleconference 4 September 2012
Present: Kevin Marsh (ALIA/JSC Rep), Ebe Kartus (ALIA), Deirdre Kiorgaard (NLA), Catherine Argus (NLA/Chair), Robert Walls (NLA), Anne Robertson (EPC Representative),
Rebecca Gibbs (Minutes)
Apologies: David Wells (ALIA)
Start time: 1:30pm (EST)
Welcome and apologies
Apologies from David
Minutes of previous meeting and business arising
Minutes were accepted and outstanding action items noted
ACOC Draft Responses to JSC Proposals
ACOC endorsed draft responses to the following proposals
The following proposals were discussed and assigned to ACOC members to respond
ACOC generally supports the intent of the proposal however has concerns with recommendation 8 which will be outlined in the response
ACOC’s position is that instructions should be applicable for all countries. Having exceptions for places, such as Malaysia, does not sit well for an international, consistent standard
ACOC generally supports the proposal. There are concerns with new wording at 188.8.131.52 B “...numbering not considered significant” as this may not useful or clear for cataloguers
ACOC supports the recommendations but in Recommendation C disagrees with the removal of the term “eye-readable” in the alternative at 184.108.40.206.
ACOC supports the intention of this proposal but has reservations about the proposed wording at 220.127.116.11 and the grouping of content types at 18.104.22.168
ACOC generally supports this proposal but has concerns with use of term “text”, which is limiting. There is also disagreement regarding the use of square brackets in examples as RDA is not intended to prescribe punctuation.
Unallocated JSC Proposals
The following proposals have not been discussed
- ALA/12 and ALA/14 – music proposals
Plan for Future Teleconferences
ACOC set out a plan for coming teleconferences to ensure coverage of all proposals
Update on RDA Training
Catherine advised that places on the three courses are close to being full. An additional course has been scheduled for 26-28 November. Priority was given to 1) Educators and training agents; 2) Large libraries and 3) Others. Letters have been sent to those in the third category advising they are unlikely to be offered a place
Teleconferences are scheduled for 11th and 17th September.
Meeting closed 2:58pm.