Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA


The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) is responsible for maintaining “RDA: Resource Description and Access”. JSC was previously responsible for maintenance of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR), which RDA has been developed to replace.

RDA provides a set of guidelines and instructions on formulating data to support resource discovery.  RDA provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions covering all types of content and media.

RDA is published by:

  • The American Library Association
  • The Canadian Library Association
  • CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

For information on purchasing RDA, see RDA Toolkit site.

RDA is published in English and several translations are in progress. For information about translating RDA, contact Troy Linker, ALA Publishing.

The constituent organizations represented on the Joint Steering Committee are:

  • The American Library Association
  • The Australian Committee on Cataloguing
  • The British Library
  • The Canadian Committee on Cataloguing
  • CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • The Library of Congress

The current Chair of JSC is Gordon Dunsire.

JSC representatives acting as liaisons to other communities:

  • Alan Danskin – liaison to ONIX
  • Gordon Dunsire – liaison to IFLA's FRBR Review Group
  • Christine Frodl – liaison to IFLA's ISBD Review Group

  • The work of the JSC relies heavily on the members of the constituent organizations. From time to time the JSC issues certificates to express its appreciation to individuals who have made a significant contribution to RDA; see “JSC Certificates.”

    Proposals for revisions to RDA may be submitted for consideration by the Joint Steering Committee. For a description of the process, including information on how to submit proposals, see “The Rule Revision Process: Submitting Proposals To Revise RDA.”

    For further information, contact:

    Gordon Dunsire
    Chair, JSC


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