Introducing RDA 1: Structure, Principles and Core Elements (SEFLIN)

This two-hour live online class provides an introduction to RDA (Resource Description and Access), the proposed next edition of cataloging rules to replace AACR2 (the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed.). We’ll look at how RDA’s rules are structured, its basis in the Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR), its overarching principles (such as “transcribe what you see”), and the data elements it specifies as core to a bibliographic record.

The online RDA Toolkit will not be utilized in this class, which focuses on RDA’s content and not the functionality of the online tool.

By the end of the class, students will be comfortable with:

  • the organization of RDA along FRBR lines
  • its basic principles under which catalogers are to work
  • RDA’s core data elements

Prerequisites: The March 4-5 Understanding FRBR for RDA and Beyond course or knowledge of the FRBR bibliographic entities work, expression, manifestation and item.

Presented by: Christee Pascale, Lyrasis

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Register with SEFLIN

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