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IFLA Satellite Meeting 2014

RDA – Resource Description and Access – status and perspectives 2014
13 August 2014 at the German National Library in Frankfurt/Main, 9:00 - 17:00

RDA is a new standard for resource description and access. It is based on IFLA’s International statement on international cataloguing principles (ICP) and the conceptual models of the FRBR family (Functional requirements for bibliographic records, FRBR, and Functional requirements for authority data, FRAD).
RDA is one of the first practical applications of those IFLA standards and the successor and replacement of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), one of the cataloguing codes used in many institutions worldwide. First released in 2010 as part of the RDA Toolkit, RDA is developed and updated on a regularly basis by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC). There are translations into French and German languages, more are to follow soon. These are the reasons why the international cataloguing community follows the development of RDA with growing interest. In 2011 already, the IFLA Cataloguing Section held a Satellite Meeting on RDA in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was decided then to organize a follow-up Satellite Meeting on RDA a few years later.

This event is one of the Satellite Meetings which will be held in conjunction with IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014.


The Cataloguing Section wants to encourage librarians, cataloguers and managers from libraries all over the world to consider participation whether your institution decided to implement RDA in the near future, considers a change in cataloguing standards, or decided not (yet) to switch to RDA but will probably have to handle with records produced according to RDA from other institutions.

Programme and speakers

You will be rewarded by a range of interesting presentations with prominent speakers delivering first-hand information both on the background of RDA in general and the current status and plans of the JSC. Some speakers will report of the implementation activities in their libraries and/or plans to do so. There will be presentations on authority data and RDA, and on formats for encoding RDA data. And, last but not least, you will learn about the future strategies for RDA. Among the speakers are the chairs of the JSC, of the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG) and of the FRBR Review Group as well as members of the Cataloguing Section and others.



Conference language

Please note that all presentations and the discussions will be in English only, no interpretation will be available.


The satellite meeting will take place at:
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt/Main

Frankfurt am Main is the sister city of Lyon in France, where the IFLA World Library and Information Congress will take place 16-22 August 2014.


The participation in the satellite meeting is free of charge but the Cataloguing Section kindly asks you to register for the meeting. Please note that there is no catering during the meeting. You will have the possibility to buy refreshments and/or lunch in the nearby Cafeteria.

Photos and videos will be shot during the event for documentation purposes and then published as part of post-event reports on the website of the German National Library and possibly in other media.
By registering, you give your consent to your being recorded as a participant in this public event and to your being shown in relation to it. Thank you!

Please register by sending an e-mail to Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.

Letzte Änderung: 12.09.2014


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