Cataloging eBooks: RDA and Provider-Neutral Guidelines

Cataloging eBooks in a shared cataloging environment presents unique challenges. What is it--a book or a computer file? For the purpose of cataloging, is a PDF the same as an ePub, Nook or Kindle file? This two-hour workshop will answer these questions and more. The topics to be covered include: RDA definitions for online resource and eBook; RDA instructions and provider-neutral guidelines for cataloging eBooks; building MARC records for eBooks.
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define online resource and eBook
  • Identify the problem with cataloging eBooks
  • Identify sources of eBooks
  • Identify RDA instructions and Provider-Neutral Guidelines to describing eBooks Build MARC records for eBooks

Target Audience:
Catalogers who wish to better understand how to catalog eBooks using RDA and Provider-Neutral Guidelines

Prerequisites:
Experience cataloging monographic books using RDA.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • To earn a certificate for this workshop students will complete an assignment that includes cataloging 2 eBooks.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit Adobe's detailed requirements page for an in-depth list or run a system and connection test on your computer now.

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Bill Walker - walker@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 2

March 20, 2018

10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

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Phone: 800-843-8482
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Amigos Member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 70.00
Non-member Early Bird Individual Registration $ 105.00

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