Cataloging eBooks: RDA and Provider-Neutral Guidelines

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Course Description

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.

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

Experience cataloging monographic books using RDA.

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
Homework Expectations
  • 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.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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Emily Nimsakont -
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