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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 16:53:45 +0100 (BST)
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
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On 10 September 2011 at 16:11 Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:

> 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
Both references retain, erroneously, an interpolated "the".
Seehttp://www.rda-jsc.org/
 

>
> >  
> > 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. 
OK, I was applying RDA to the title of RDA; that is, as if it were a catalog
entry. If the report style is to use title case, then "RDA: Resource Description
and Access (RDA)" is correct, and the report should be amended.
 
Note that the Toolkit also uses an ampersand version of the title, "RDA:
Resource Description & Access", which poses a potential dilemma for catalogers
as to which is the preferred title (but that discussion is far more appropriate
for, say, RDA-L ;-)
 
Cheers
 
Gordon 
 

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