RDA for Copy Catalogers

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Copy Catalogers, whether or not your library has implemented RDA, you're encountering more and more RDA records in your daily work. This two-day, live-online workshop will help you to recognize and interpret MARC records created using RDA. Among the topics to be covered: FRBR review; new RDA MARC fields; differences between AACR2 and RDA descriptions; access points for persons, families, corporate bodies, works and expressions; relationship designators added to access points; examples of RDA bibliographic records.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand how RDA records differ from AACR2 records
  • Identify records created according to RDA instructions
  • Distinguish between records created using AACR2, RDA and hybrid records
  • Recognize new MARC fields defined because of RDA
Target Audience: 
Copy catalogers who work with RDA records, whether or not their library has implemented RDA

Experience in copy cataloging with MARC records; basic understanding of AACR2 at a level relevant to copy catalogers.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • There will be one homework assignment after each class session.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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