CIG Scotland Annual General Meeting

The Chair of CIG Scotland warmly invites members and non-members to attend the Annual General Meeting for 2014, which will take place at the National Library of Scotland Map Library on Monday 19th May.   The AGM will be followed by a seminar with talks on RDA from Deborah Fritz, co-founder of The MARC of Quality, and Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA.


Venue: National Library of Scotland, Map Library, 159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH (Conference Room)  – Directions:

Date: Monday, 19th May 2014

Time: 1pm (post-AGM talk, 1.30-3.30pm)

Nominations for the Committee

At the meeting the CIGS Chair will be seeking nominations from those members interested in becoming involved in the work of the Committee.  If you are interested, or would like to nominate a colleague, please contact CIGS Secretary, at for a nomination form.


The chair invites items for the Agenda, please send any proposed agenda items to Paul Cunnea, CIGS Secretary at

Post-AGM seminar – RDA: a bigger picture

Under the lid of RDA / Gordon Dunsire

The RDA element set underpins the content and structure of RDA. Gordon will describe developments in the element set and how they improve the utility of RDA metadata. These include work on modelling the “Extent” attribute to make it easier to process, new extensions and changes to the RDA element set and relationship designators, the new element set namespace published in January 2014, and the development of documentation to answer the question “what does an RDA record look like?”.

RDA in many metadata formats / Deborah Fritz

RIMMF (RDA in many metadata formats) is a visualization tool for catalogers, to help them to get used to thinking RDA instead of thinking AACR/MARC, and a cataloging training tool, to help educators teach RDA thinking. Deborah will demonstrate the latest version of the tool, which is freely downloadable from, and discuss its development to support linked data.

The seminar will take place at 1.30pm following the AGM.

Please note that both the AGM and seminar are open to non-members, but only members are eligible to vote at the AGM.  There is no charge for attendance at the AGM or the seminar, but please register to reserve your place by contacting Eilidh MacGlone at  Further details will be available on the CIG blog.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th of May.


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