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What happened in Florence--EURIG 2017

Last month the European RDA Interest Group, also known as EURIG, met for their seventh annual meeting. The first day of the meeting was held at Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence and the second day was held in the nearby town of Fiesole, home of host Casalini Libri. All the presentations and the program for the event are now available at http://www.casalini.it/eurig2017/#3

National Archive Adopting RDA

Late last year the National Archive of the United States announced that it would adopt RDA as its standard for authority records. In a blog post dated December 20, 2016, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, describes the process that led the Archive to t adopt RDA and states that the decision is "yet another step toward the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration, by joining the wider archival community" in adopting RDA for authority records.

RSC announcement regarding IFLA-LRM

Following their November meeting in Frankfurt, the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) announced their plans for the implementation of IFLA's Library Reference Model (LRM) in RDA. Although the LRM has not yet been officially approved and published by IFLA, the RSC felt the need to get in front of this work in light of the production opportunities already underway with the 3R Project and that any modifications to LRM prior to official approval would not be significant.

 

 

3R Project Status Report #1

This is the first of what will be a series of status updates on the progress of the 3R project. You may recall from the October announcement that 3R stands for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign. This project will end with the rollout of a new RDA Toolkit in April 2018 that will include significant improvements to both the standard and to the Toolkit. Since the announcement the following important steps have been taken.