This is a three-day workshop. By registering here, you are signing up to attend all three parts on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 24th through the 26th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging code that is replacing AACR2 for the description of bibliographic resources. It provides a set of guidelines and instructions for formulating data to support resource discovery. As of April 1, 2013 the U.S. Library of Congress and the British Library are using RDA as their official descriptive cataloging standard, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has implemented RDA for authority records contributed through that program. Other institutions are implementing RDA for bibliographic records on an ongoing basis.
This three-day workshop provides attendees with information about the scope and purpose of RDA and details about the rules for creating RDA descriptions. Fundamentals of the Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Resources (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) will be reviewed. The workshop will cover the differences between AACR2 and RDA, as well as how RDA is encoded in the MARC 21 bibliographic and authority formats. The class will include hands-on exercises to facilitate understanding of the concepts. Workshop materials are based on those developed and made available by the Library of Congress for its cataloger training program.
Who should attend:
Librarians and information professionals working with resource descriptions at institutions that will be implementing RDA or who will be working with RDA records. Attendees should have previous knowledge of or experience with cataloging practices using AACR2 and MARC 21.
- Become familiar with the organization and structure of RDA
- Understand the FRBR model behind RDA
- Learn about RDA's basic principles and elements
- Understand the differences between RDA and AACR2
- Learn the basic rules for resource description in RDA
- Learn how to create descriptions for access points (i.e. Authorities)
- Understand how relationships between entities are expressed in RDA
- Understand its relation to other metadata standards and the Semantic Web
- Learn how to use MARC for encoding RDA data
- Learn how to use the RDA toolkit
Day One - July 24, 2013
10:00-11:30 FRBR Fundamentals
11:30-12:30 MARC, RDA and FRBR
1:30-3:00 Introduction to RDA
3:45-5:00 Identifying manifestations and items
Day Two - July 25, 2013
10:30-12:00 Describing carriers and identifying works
1:30-3:00 Identifying expressions and describing content
Day Three - July 26, 2013
10:00-12:00 Authorities I (Creating MARC records; access points for personal names)
1:30-3:30 Authorities II (access points for families, corporate bodies, geographics, work/expressions)
4:00-4:45 Using the RDA Toolkit
4:45-5:00 Wrap up
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