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This workshop will focus on providing description and access to art research materials--formats will include monographs (auction catalogs, exhibition catalogs, and artists' books), archival materials (including artists' files), and graphic materials. The workshop will include two 3-hour sessions: one on resource description and entity relationships, and an afternoon work session where participants are encouraged to discuss the materials covered in the morning session as well as address specific cataloging decision/workflow issues connected with the implementation of RDA.
The workshop will address only issues specific to art cataloging and will not provide general instruction for using RDA.
Topics to be covered include:
- How to determine the access point formerly known as main entry;
- How to describe multiple physical characteristics using the new MARC fields implemented for RDA;
- What are relationship designators and when to use them;
- What's new and different in the authority file -- headings for exhibitions, works of art, personal and corporate names
Who should attend:
This session is designed for art catalogers and is intended to supplement previous RDA classroom training. Participants should have a solid understanding of FRBR principles, as well as general knowledge of RDA.
To make participants sufficiently familiar with the issues and instructions relating to art research materials that they will feel comfortable with cataloging to the new standard.
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