Introducing RDA: 3, Access Points in Bibliographic Records (SEFLIN)

This two-day class will be held on February 7-8, 2012. Students must attend both days.

This live online class (organized as two consecutive, 2-hour modules) explores RDA’s (Resource Description and Access) basic guidelines for decisions on authorized access points in bibliographic records. We’ll address what RDA specifies for creators, editors, translators and other people and corporate bodies with a role in the production of a resource, and discuss how RDA would have catalogers describe the relationships between and among resources and those responsible for them. Providing access to catalog records has always been of concern to us, and how we will do so under RDA will change in some ways. To assist you in the possible transition to RDA, we’ll contrast RDA practices with those of AACR2 (the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed.).

RDA’s rules regarding serials will not be included in any depth in this class. 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.

Practice and readings may be provided for participants to complete on their own.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the class, students will be:

  • Familiar with RDA’s rules for selecting authorized access points in records for books and certain non-print resources
  • Comfortable with making decisions about access points and their structure, following RDA
  • Aware of many of the distinctions between RDA and AACR2 structured access points

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