CIG is pleased to offer two sponsored places for attendance at this year’s meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA. JSC meets 2-6 November, 2015 in Edinburgh.
This is an opportunity to observe RDA development in progress. In addition to the usual discussion of change proposals, JSC has invited representatives from the ISBD Review Group, the FRBR Review Group, the ISSN International Centre and EURIG (European RDA Interest Group) to attend. Agenda items will include treatment of rare materials and serials by RDA. JSC last met in the UK in 2011.
The bursaries are capped at £250 and are intended to contribute to reasonable costs of attendance as an observer of the JSC meeting. Note that the bursary does not cover attendance at the seminar on rare-materials planned for 6th November, nor the Scottish themed Jane-athon event planned for the November 9th.
Applicants must be CIG members. We would like the sponsored delegates to attend at least one day of the meeting and write a report/summary to be publicised on our blog and/or journal. Your application should demonstrate why you would like to attend, how you would use your attendance to highlight or promote CIG and why you would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August 2015. Applications will be judged by members of the CIG committee and candidates notified by 21st September 2015.