Some of you will already have seen the blog post by Patrick Hogan on the ALA Tech Source blog. This is an exciting new collaboration for us, and in some ways represents the culmination of the DCMI/RDA Task Group efforts to register the RDA Elements, Roles, and value vocabularies. We figured that seeing the vocabularies in the Registry would highlight the importance of the formal representation of those vocabularies, and lead to good ideas for embedding them into actual products of use to libraries. This is certainly what seems to be happening.

Because this announcement came out so close to Midwinter, much discussion on the implications of this collaboration will happen in the context of RDA programs, meetings and hallway chats. I will certainly be reporting on some of those discussions from Midwinter or shortly thereafter.

Stay tuned.

By Diane Hillmann, January 21, 2009, 3:52 pm (UTC-5)

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