Over the last two years, CTP was called upon numerous times to address and/or respond to RDA related issues, and sometimes we had to work on the RDA JSC and/or PCC’s timetable to provide comments/input on behalf of the CEAL community. The list of CJK specific RDA-related issues is getting longer. The need to have a group of members, who are the front runners and have more experience/knowledge with RDA, focusing on RDA related issues became more prominent with the implementation of RDA. With approval of CEAL executive board, CTP formed a Subcommittee on RDA, to be chaired by Charlene Chou.
The Subcommittee will work on CJK specific issues related to RDA instructions in consultation with CEAL community; facilitate and seek CEAL community input on any proposed RDA instructions or best practices that may improve the effectiveness of cataloging CJK language materials; propose RDA instructions or best practices that may facilitate and enhance user discovery; communicate with ALA, LC, PCC, OCLC and/or other stakeholders on behalf of the CEAL CTP and CEAL community with the approval of CEAL Executive Board; coordinate and/or work jointly with OCLC CJK UG on database maintenance projects as a result of RDA implementation and/or changes of RDA instructions; recommend to the CTP Chair to form working groups on specific RDA-related issues as needed and collaborate with those groups when appropriate; plan and develop for RDA training sessions if needed.
Thanks to Charlene and the following CEAL members who are willing to take the leadership and serve on the Subcommittee:
- Charlene Chou (Chair, U Washington)
- Erica Chang (Hawaii)
- Erminia Chao(BYU, AV materials)
- Jee-Young Park (Chicago)
- Mieko Mazza (Stanford)
- Rob Britt (U Washington, laws & public services)
- Shi Deng (UC San Diego)
- T.J. Kao (Yale)
- Consultant: Hideyuki Morimoto (Columbia)
- Liaisons: Sarah Elman (Columbia, CJK NACO Project liaison); Jessalyn Zoom (LC, LC liaison)
Shi Deng, Chair, Committee on Technical Processing