Webinar: Introduction to Major Changes from AACR2 to RDA

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.

Full Description
Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). While we await an adoption decision resulting from the U.S. National Libraries’ RDA Testing, RDA records are still being contributed to cooperative cataloging databases; it will be important for catalogers to begin to understand the basic differences between RDA bibliographic and authority records. Through the use of real-life cataloging examples, this METRO webinar will provide an entry-level introduction to aspects of RDA records that differ from AACR2, and what catalogers should expect to see in RDA records generally.
 
Who should attend:
Everyone is welcome, but particularly catalogers and managers of technical services operations who require an entry-level introduction to major changes between AACR2 and RDA; there are no prerequisites.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
have a better understanding of some of the major changes between AACR2 and RDA metadata, including:
     - main conceptual differences between AACR2 and RDA, and how those differences manifest themselves in the metadata
     - content types, media types, and carrier types
     - expressing relationships
     - what you will encounter in authority records
     - OCLC policies on editing or creating RDA records
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Wed, Apr. 27, 2011
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

Online