Content Standards Subcommittee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Mary Huismann, Chair

Current Roster

  • Mary Huismann, Chair (appointed 2016)
  • Ben Barba (2018)
  • Kristi Bergland (2017)
  • Janice Bunker (2018)
  • Ann Churukian (2016)
  • Patty Falk (2016)
  • Monica Figueroa (2017)
  • Kevin Kishimoto (2016)
  • Peter Lisius (2015)
  • Anna Alfeld LoPrete (2016)
  • Rick McRae (2016)
  • Jennifer Olson (2015)
  • Shelley Rogers (2016)
  • Michelle Urberg (2017)
  • Linda Blair (BIBCO Music Funnel Coordinator)
  • Mark Scharff (NACO-Music Project Coordinator)
  • Chris Holden (LC Representative)
  • Jay Weitz (OCLC Representative)

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Perform a comprehensive review of the RDA Best Practices while the RDA Toolkit content is frozen.
    • Ongoing. The comprehensive review was begun, but generally placed on hold until the new Toolkit text is issued in final draft form.

  2. Prepare to revise the RDA Best Practices as required for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project.
    • Deferred. The time-line for issuing the new RDA Toolkit experienced several delays resulting in a “beta” release in June 2017. Per ALA Publishing, we will need to wait until we receive guidelines and the file before proceeding with revision of the RDA Best Practices.

  3. Work collaboratively with LC, RMWG, OLAC, and others to provide input and/or revisions to RDA proposals, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and other documents.

    • Deferred/Ongoing. CSS will continue to work on the joint task group with OLAC and will resume working with LC and RMWG once the work on the RDA Toolkit resumes.

  4. Engage in webinars and other training opportunities as needed, especially for the IFLA-LRM implementation/RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project (3R Project).

    • Ongoing. Huismann attended ALA pre-conference workshops on the 3R Project and participated in online meetings with ALA Publishing regarding policy statement development in the new Toolkit.

List of Future Goals

  1. Perform a comprehensive review of the RDA Best Practices while the RDA Toolkit content is frozen.
  2. Revise the RDA Best Practices as required for the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project once the guidance and files are received from ALA Publishing.
  3. Work collaboratively with LC, RMWG, OLAC, and others to provide input and/or revisions to RDA proposals, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and other documents.
  4. Engage in webinars and other training opportunities as needed, especially for the finalized version of the new RDA Toolkit.
    • All of these CSS goals support MLA’s goal areas of value of the profession and education.