Teleconference 23 September 2005
Present: Ebe Kartus (ALIA: Chair), Ann Huthwaite (ALIA),
Philip Hider (ALIA), Deirdre Kiorgaard (NLA), Julie Whiting (NLA)
Apologies: Rob Walls (NLA), Anne Robertson (EPC Representative), Catherine Argus (NLA observer)
Minutes: Julie Whiting (NLA)
Ebe Kartus, the Chair of ACOC opened the meeting.
RDA Focus Group
There are now 29 members including ACOC, with representatives from State, public and university libraries. It was agreed that ACOC responses to papers, including drafts, should be circulated to the RDA group for comment. It was agreed that this should be done on a selective basis accompanied by a timeframe for responses and a note that the final ACOC response would take account of comments received from RDA but may not necessarily incorporate them in the final version.
Communication Strategy for RDA
There was a brief discussion of some possibilities for publicising RDA and keeping people informed of progress in the lead-up to its release. It was suggested that members of ACOC consider going out to speak to State groups during 2006 – perhaps as a guest at Libraries Australia user group meetings, CASL, ALIA special interest group meetings, etc.
ACOC 2006 Seminar
The ALIA Board has endorsed the proposed seminar and draft budget. It was agreed that recording the presentations and questions as an mp3 file and mounting it on the ACOC website would be a good idea, as attendance in Perth may be difficult for some people. Written papers, or at least Powerpoint slides would also be requested from all speakers for inclusion on the website. Ebe undertook to send out a call for papers, making it clear that presenters would have to pay their own costs for registration and travel.
The National Library is devising new templates for hosted websites to allow for more individual branding. Once the new templates have been set up Julie will look at using them to redevelop the ACOC site. It was agreed that ACOC needs to think about how the website could be used to promote RDA during 2006/2007.
Functional Requirements for Authority Records
Deirdre is a corresponding member of the IFLA Cataloguing Section and has previously provided comments on behalf of the National Library. It was agreed that any suggestions or issues from ACOC members regarding the FRAR paper should be forwarded to Deirdre and they will be used to inform the NLA discussions on the paper.
All responses have been received for LC3 and LC4. They are generally supportive. A new paper on digital media has been released which raises very worthwhile questions.
The web version of RDA and revision of the glossary will be discussed at the JSC meeting in October. Please send any comment to Deirdre by the end of September.
Ebe reported that the GMD/SMD Working has received some documents but nothing else has happened. The 1st October deadline for this group is therefore likely to be extended.
An approach by Deborah Fritz to run training courses in Australia was discussed. Deborah has proposed doing 2 day basic cataloguing workshops and would need someone to organise these in Australia and take registrations. ACOC could not undertake this role, but possibly ALIA might be interested. However, the timeframe seems too short to arrange anything, as Deborah has indicated that she will be here in October/November. Ebe will contact ALIA to see whether they might be interested in future, and let Deborah know that we cannot organise anything for her at this stage.