The Joint Steering Committee for Development of the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard will be meeting next week in Washington, DC, where they will consider an extensive agenda of proposals for revising RDA. You can follow along with the proceedings and decisions here.

RDA is a standard for descriptive cataloging. It was initially released in June 2010 to provide instructions and guidelines on formulating bibliographic data. Originally, it was intended for use by libraries and related cultural organizations such as museums and archives.

Clear, consistent data is important for indexing and retrieving data in any field of business. As we move into more business intelligence integration, remember that standards are what drives consistency and optimization. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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