Basic Cataloging using RDA

Resource Description and Access (RDA) will become the official cataloging standard of the Library of Congress on March 31, 2013, and catalogers will want to be prepared to use and implement it. Upon completion of this one-hour webinar you will know what the key changes from AACR2 to RDA are, and you will recognize and create basic bibliographic records in MARC using RDA. You will also be directed to the most recent and helpful resources that are available to help guide you through the transition to RDA. Participants should have basic knowledge of AACR2 and MARC21. Although knowledge of FRBR is not required, it is highly recommended.

• This webinar will provide a beginning introduction to cataloging with RDA and an overview of what’s different from cataloging with AACR2.
• This webinar is not aimed at those who already have a moderate or higher level of familiarity with FRBR and/or RDA and consider themselves beyond a basic, introductory level. This workshop will be too simple for these people.
• This webinar is not a comprehensive guide to cataloging with RDA and MARC. Rather, it will provide a general overview of changes in MARC with an emphasis on fields you will most likely encounter.
• Participants will be provided with resources for further information to continue their training.
• Exercises will be provided at the end for participants to complete on their own.
• Those who are unfamiliar with FRBR will want to take the first webinar.

Melissa Adler holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has seven years of working academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging. She is also a regular cataloging instructor for the UW-Madison department of Continuing Education and Library Juice Academy and has been teaching courses on RDA since June 2012.


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