Saturday, December 9, 2017

National Library of China becomes National Institution Representative of RDA Board

Last week, I received a message from Simon Berney-Edwards, Director of Improvement and Development, CILIP, the library and information association, which is based in London. He told me that at the meeting of the RDA Board last week, the National Library of China was selected to be the National Institution Representative: Asia (To serve 2018-2020).
RDA is a continually evolving standard that aims to reflect the requirements of the description, cataloguing and metadata community. One of its original aims was to be applicable across cultures, sectors and perspectives.
RDA is a package of data elements, guidelines, and instructions for creating library and cultural heritage resource metadata that are well-formed according to international models for user-focused linked data applications.
The role of the representative is:
  • To provide RDA Board with insight about the impact, challenges and opportunities from the perspective of a national institution that has implemented RDA.
  • To provide any relevant feedback from other National Institutions in the region.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of the RDA Board strategic plan for the development of RDA.
  • To contribute to the overall governance of the standard including oversight of strategy, delivery, finance and risks.

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