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Re: Joint Steering Committee for the Development of Resource Description and Access (RDA)

From: <gordon@gordondunsire.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:22:59 +0100 (BST)
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>
Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Message-ID: <2036598018.137262.1315642979547.JavaMail.open-xchange@oxltgw04.schlund.de>
All
 
The correct title of the organization known by the acronym JSC is "Joint
Steering Committee for Development of RDA" (no "the" and no expansion of RDA).
 
The correct title must be used in the final report, I think we'd all agree.
 
The correct title of the resource known by the acronym RDA is "RDA: resource
description and access", so the acronym is spelled out as part of the correct
title. In most standard document styles, the first reference to RDA should
therefore be: "RDA: resource description and access (RDA)", with the acronym
"RDA" used thereafter.
 
But apart from the reference to JSC, the acronym RDA does not appear in the
final report until Appendix A, and only appears once. So there is no need for
the acronym to be given in brackets for subsequent citations, as there are none.
 
So I suggest that the text is amended:
 
1. In the body of the final report ""Joint Steering Committee for Development of
RDA (JSC)".
2. In Appendix A "RDA: resource description and access".
 
I do not think it is necessary to expand the RDA bit of the name of the JSC.
 
Cheers
 
Gordon 



On 09 September 2011 at 19:52 Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org> wrote:


> So far, RDA does *not* appear earlier in the report. So I've revised this to
> use the (JSC), but left the somewhat incorrect title:
>  Joint Steering Committee for the Development of Resource Description and
> Access (JSC)
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_issues_page_take2&diff=6353&oldid=6339
> There's no obvious place to insert a reference to RDA earlier, but perhaps
> you're more clever than I am on that!
> :) -Jodi
> 
> 
> 
> On 9 Sep 2011, at 19:48, Karen Coyle wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I was hoping that RDA would be de-acronymed earlier in the report. It's
> > quite awkward to do it here. The name the group gives itself is
> > 
> > "Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA". I think we can give
> > that followed by "(JSC)", and assume we'll spell out RDA elsewhere.
> > 
> > kc
> > 
> > Quoting Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org
> > [mailto:jodi.schneider@deri.org] >:
> > 
> > 
> > > I was a little confused to see RDA rather than JSC here for the Joint
> > > Steering Committee. Is that intentional? I remember that we'd discussed
> > > spelling out RDA itself...
> > > 

> > > 
> > > 

> > > -Jodi
> > > 

> > > 
> > > 

> > > Standardization in the library world is often undertaken by bodies focused
> > > exclusively on the library domain, such as the International Federation of
> > > Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) or the Joint Steering
> > > Committee for the Development of Resource Description and Access (RDA).
> > > 

> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Karen Coyle
> > kcoyle@kcoyle.net [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net] http://kcoyle.net
> > ph: 1-510-540-7596
> > m: 1-510-435-8234
> > skype: kcoylenet
> > 
> > 
> >
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