Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:10

Event: Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Date: Thursday 23 August

Location: National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

About the event
This one-day conference is organised by the RDA Board and will be held on 23 August 2018 at the National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. 

Who should attend?
The Conference will benefit both RDA users and non-users and will cover the latest developments in the RDA cataloguing standard, providing a forum for discussion, learning and sharing. There will be a focus on the potential of RDA for libraries in non-English speaking countries and information about the latest developments in the RDA standard and the Toolkit. 

Content of the program
There will be sessions on the international uptake and implementation of RDA, with speakers from around the world highlighting different implementation experiences. Acknowledged experts in the RDA world will give an in-depth demonstration of the new RDA Toolkit and explore RDA in a multilingual world where cataloguing traditions and practices may vary from country to country. There will be presentations on features that support translations, RDA’s ability to accommodate local practices in a global context and its potential for use in a linked data environment

The program will feature speakers from around the world with the opportunity to meet and network with experienced RDA implementers.


Registration for this event is required.


The closing date for registration is Monday 23 July 2018. Register here http://www.rdatoolkit.org/form/rda-event-in-kl


Register early to secure your place!


Diversity of Data: RDA in the International Context

Thursday 23 August 2018

National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



8.30-9.00 am

Registration opens at National Library of Malaysia, Level 1, Anjung Bestari, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur



Conference Session 1 - RDA in the international context





Tales from the field: RDA implementations around the globe

Leading libraries share their experiences, challenges and outcomes.


Library of Congress, USA – Beacher Wiggins

National Library of Malaysia –  Anisatul-Wahidah Abdul Wahid

Biblioteca Nacional de España -- Ricardo Santos


Implementing RDA in Oceania and Southeast Asia: results of a survey

Monika Szunejko, National Library of Australia



Morning tea including meeting the implementers



Building regional RDA organizations


Overview of RDA governance - Amelia McKenzie, National Library of Australia and RDA Board

Taking the first steps: Latin America - Ángela Quiroz Ubierna, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile

EURIG – the European RDA Interest Group – Renate Behrens, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek



Question and Answer session, facilitated by Chris Oliver, RDA Board


The morning’s speakers are invited to join a Q & A panel session to answer questions from the audience


12.30-1.45 pm

Lunch (on site)


Conference Session 2 - Accommodating diverse data


Toolkit demonstration - James Hennelly, Director, ALA Digital Reference


Translations – Gordon Dunsire, Chair, RDA Steering Committee


How does the new infrastructure of RDA facilitate translations? This presentation highlights the features that support translations and the tools available to benefit RDA communities.



Accommodating local cataloguing traditions in a global context – Gordon Dunsire and Ebe Kartus, RDA Wider Community Engagement Officer



Afternoon tea with opportunity to try out the Toolkit



Looking to the future: cataloguing data in the linked data environment  - Ebe Kartus



Wrap-up, final questions, and closing remarks – Amelia McKenzie