Cataloging with RDA

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Goodbye AACR2 and hello RDA. The test results are in, three national libraries (LC, NLM and NLA) plan to implement the new standard "no sooner than January 2013." This workshop will bring you the latest news on RDA and give you a thorough overview of the new content standard. Topics include: FRBR review; RDA Core elements for description, preferred titles and names; changes from AACR2; articulating relationships between resources and entities; RDA Toolkit functionality; using workflows and mappings to catalog materials with RDA. Through exercises and hands-on cataloging experiences, participants will receive a thorough grounding in RDA.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between work, expression, manifestation and item as they apply to describing and providing access to resources and understand their roles in enabling users to find, identify, select and obtain resources
  • Build descriptions of resources using RDA Core elements
  • Create authorized access points using preferred names for persons, families and corporate bodies and preferred titles for works
  • Articulate relationships between works, expressions, manifestations and items and between resources and persons, families and corporate bodies using RDA vocabularies
  • Use the RDA Toolkit and workflows to identify rules relevant to describing resources and creating access points

Target Audience
Library catalogers with experience in cataloging with AACR2 and MARC


  • Working knowledge of AACR2 and experience applying rules to cataloging situations
  • Working knowledge of the MARC 21 and/or OCLC MARC bibliographic formats
  • Desire to learn; openness to change
  • Students must have access to the RDA Toolkit through institutional or personal subscription

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements
Students will hand in exercises reinforcing RDA concepts and will complete MARC-based descriptions for resources, applying RDA rules.

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements
Live Online System Requirements

This course consists of four 2-hour sessions.




October 16  -  19, 2012

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

Live Online
Phone: 800-843-8482
Event Fee(s)
Non-member Early Bird $ 420.00
Amigos Member Early Bird $ 280.00
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 8 Learning Passport Hours $ 0.00
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 10% Discount $ 252.00
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 15% Discount $ 238.00

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