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RLS-athon – final call and programme

RLS-athon – RDA, RIMMF & Robert Louis Stevenson, 9th November, Edinburgh

There are still places available at the world’s first RLS-athon – a hackathon for RDA metadata about Robert Louis Stevenson and his works, organised by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland (CIGS), Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), and The Marc of Quality (TMQ)

RLS-athon details


  • 10:30 Introductions, Outline of the Day, and Setup
  • 10.45 Brief review of RIMMF functionality
  • 11.15 RLS-athon
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Workshop on “national interests”
    • Presentations and participation on specific aspects of RDA and digitization, data quality improvement, and access to cultural heritage. Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the RDA Steering Committee, and colleagues discuss lessons learned during experiments with linked data, RDA, and RIMMF in national libraries.
  • 15:00 Discussion on issues for RDA, RIMMF, and linked data
    • What issues arose during the RLS-athon? What strengths and weaknesses of RDA were revealed? How does this fit with linked data initiatives such as BibFrame and Dublin Core? An opportunity for informal discussion with members of the RDA Steering Committee, developers of RIMMF, and linked data experts.
  • 16:00 End
  • Informal discussion

Registration [http://rballs.info/topics/p/rls/rlsathon1/RLSCIGSReg1.pdf] includes:

  • 2-hour RIMMF training webinar on 27 October 2015 (1-3 pm UK; 9-11 am EDT), and access to RDA Toolkit until the end of the year.
  • The opportunity to be coached by Deborah Fritz, one of the developers of RIMMF, and members of the new RDA Steering Committee
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Special topics for RIMMFing include

  • Pirates! A focus on Treasure Island in print and digital formats.
  • The Scottish book sculptures, and especially Treasure Island.
  • Scots! A focus on Kidnapped, Catriona, and The Master of Ballantrae.
  • National collections. A focus on RDA for RLS as a national figure.
  • Rare materials and RDA.
  • MARC in, MARC out. A focus on RIMMF as a metadata FRBRization and quality improvement tool.

Attendees can expect to learn more about RDA, the global standard for resource discovery, and its application to multiple versions of print and digital resources, and have fun doing it.

Before registering, please refer to preparatory work expected for participation in the event – this is highly recommended to fully benefit from attendance.

More details are available at https://catandindexgroup.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/rls-athon-9th-november-edinburgh-update/ and we look forward to seeing you in November!