Ebe Kartus from RMIT University Library is the new Australian representative on the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC), replacing Kevin Marsh, formerly of State Library of Western Australia. Kevin has served as the Australian rep since 2011, but has stood down from both the JSC and ACOC to pursue interests outside of the library world.
The Library of Congress has announced that it has contracted with Zepheira to help accelerate the launch of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. A major focus of the project is to translate the MARC 21 format to a Linked Data (LD) model while retaining as much as possible the robust and beneficial aspects of the historical format. Zepheira brings to the project extensive experience in LD technology for library applications. Further information is available on the Library of Congress website