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

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:11:03 -0700
Message-ID: <20110910081103.29773ryqfmjdaarr@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Quoting "gordon@gordondunsire.com" <gordon@gordondunsire.com>:

> 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.

I thought we already had:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-lld/2011Sep/0030.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-lld/2011Sep/0032.html

>  
> 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.

The lower case of that makes me think that the title cited comes from  
a library catalog entry. The RDA Toolkit lists the title as:

RDA: Resource Description and Access

In the report we have used title case for titles of resources, not the  
sentence case of cataloging.

kc

>  
> 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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