RDA vocabularies now published

The JointSteeringCommitteeforDevelopmentofRDA (JSC), the DCMI/RDA Task Group (http://dublincore.org/dcmirdataskgroup/), and ALAPublishing (on behalf of the copublishers of RDA) are pleased to announce that the first group of RDA controlled vocabularies have been reviewed, approved, and their status in the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) changed to ‘published.’ This status change, from ‘new-proposed’ to ‘published’ signals that the final steps have begun in reviewing the work of the DCMI/RDA Task Group and ensuring that the RDA vocabularies (both elements and controlled vocabularies/concepts) are available in a stable form for the builders of applications.The finished vocabularies can be viewed using the links below.  (The links lead to the description of the vocabulary itself, the specific terms can be viewed under the tab for ‘concepts’).

RDA Aspect Ratio (http://RDVocab.info/termLIst/AspectRatio)

RDA Form of Musical Notation (http://RDVocab.info/termList/MusNotation)

RDA Form of Notated Music (http://RDVocab.info/termList/FormatNoteMus)

RDA Layout of Cartographic Images (http://RDVocab.info/termList/layoutCartoImage)

RDA Mode of Issuance (http://RDVocab.info/termLIst/ModeIssue)

RDA Other Distinguishing Characteristic of the Expression of a Legal Work

RDA Production Method for Tactile Resource

RDA Reduction Ratio (http://RDVocab.info/termLIst/RDAReductionRatio)

RDA Scale (http://RDVocab.info/termList/scale)

RDA Sound Content (http://RDVocab.info/termList/soundCont)

RDA Status of Identification (http://RDVocab.info/termList/statIdentification)

All the RDA vocabularies can be viewed in the OMR by using this page: http://metadataregistry.org/rdabrowse.htm.  Those interested in following the work of review and publication of the vocabularies can subscribe to the Registry RSS feeds linked from that page.


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