Speaker Chris Cronin
Christopher Cronin (MLS, UToronto, 2002) has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008. Prior to going to Chicago, he was Head of Digital Resources Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an active member of ALA, the Association for ...
Christopher Cronin (MLS, UToronto, 2002) has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008. Prior to going to Chicago, he was Head of Digital Resources Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an active member of ALA, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), and is currently Chair-Elect of the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Interest Group. Mr. Cronin was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s participation in the U.S. National Libraries' RDA Testing.
Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). Having now completed the U.S. National Library’ RDA Test, we know a little more about the impact that RDA will have on library staff, metadata production, systems, and services. One thing is clear: adopting RDA will not happen immediately, and will not be uniform across all institutions. Over the coming months and years, libraries will have different timeframes and levels of support for the shift to RDA. Administrators will require accurate information, particularly from early adopters, on what is required to implement the new cataloging code. This METRO webinar will inform library administrators and cataloging managers on how to begin thinking about preparing staff and systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA.
Who should attend:
Everyone is welcome, but particularly managers of technical services operations; there are no prerequisites.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- have a better understanding of some of the major issues related to adopting the new cataloging code, including:
- allocating staff and financial resources to understanding, planning for, and adopting RDA
- managing and organizing training for staff
- implications of RDA on policies and procedures for acquisitions, and original and copy cataloging
- preparing the ILS for RDA metadata