A Beginner’s Guide to RDA

Description:
This webinar is the SECOND in a SERIES OF FOUR that will lead all to a common place of knowledge. Once these webinars are completed, a face-to-face workshop will be planned to reinforce and build upon the foundation provided in these webinars. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard replacing the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2). This webinar will explain the reasoning behind the Joint Steering Committee’s decision to create RDA rather than a 3rd edition of AACR, as well as discuss some of the major differences between AACR2 and RDA. Plenty of examples will be provided.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because more and more libraries are using RDA to create bibliographic and authority records. Consequently, all libraries will see an increase in RDA records when copy cataloging. Catalogers need to understand RDA records in order to plan their library’s transition to RDA and discuss these changes with their ILS vendor.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because more and more libraries are using RDA to create bibliographic and authority records. Consequently, all libraries will see an increase in RDA records when copy cataloging. Catalogers need to understand RDA records in order to plan their library’s transition to RDA and discuss these changes with their ILS vendor.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the difference between AACR2 and RDA. More and more libraries are using RDA to create bibliographic and authority records. Consequently, all libraries will see an increase in RDA records when copy cataloging. Catalogers need to understand RDA records in order to plan their library’s transition to RDA and discuss these changes with their ILS vendor.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because more and more libraries are using RDA to create bibliographic and authority records. Consequently, all libraries will see an increase in RDA records when copy cataloging. Catalogers need to understand RDA records in order to plan their library’s transition to RDA and discuss these changes with their ILS vendor.

Location: Web Based Training

Presenter: Karen Snow, Ph.D.

Other Information:
Karen Snow, Ph.D. Karen Snow is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science in 2011 from the University of North Texas, where she taught cataloging courses primarily online from 2006 until 2011 for the Department of Library & Information Sciences. She previously worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches beginning and advanced cataloging courses at Dominican University, both face-to-face and online.

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