BL documents

Superseded: BL and CILIP submissions are now made via the RDA Europe community in the Europe documents series.

Although members of the CILIP-BL Committee on RDA jointly discuss proposals for the development of RDA at meetings and via email, the formal relationship with the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) requires the British Library (BL) to submit proposals and responses to other proposals separately from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Most of the BL proposals and responses are publicly available as online documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader software required to view or print such documents free of charge from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Note that these documents are made available for outreach to resource description communities and to assist the JSC in its work. Under no circumstances should the documents be copied or re-transmitted without prior consultation with the Chair of JSC.

The BL document series contains proposals originated by BL together with responses from other JSC constituencies.

BL responses to proposals from other JSC constituencies are listed below in chronological order, with the latest first. The original proposals and responses from other JSC constituencies can be found in the working documents section of the JSC website.