Transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA): Getting Catalogers Ready for the Change (PLAN)

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, formerly the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR, has developed a new cataloging code, RDA (Resource Description and Access), which was released in June 2010. The last update to AACR2 was in 2005. This workshop will cover the implications of RDA for libraries and their catalogers, how does RDA differ from AACR2, and what issues will need to be addressed in preparation for the new standard?

The workshop will focus on:
– Critical differences between AACR2 and RDA
– Descriptive cataloging and the outline of general rules for description of an item
– Description of bibliographic relationships which will allow bibliographic records to express the relationships described in Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
– Access points and authority control, which will also take into consideration Functional Requirements for Authority Records
– Preparing libraries and library staff for the change to RDA – what needs to be done now?

Presenter: Dr. Robert Ellett, Ph.D.
Robert Ellett is the Catalog Librarian at the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia. He is also an instructor for the online LIS program at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science and a trainer for the Program of Cooperative Cataloging. Robert serves on the ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Section Executive Committee and is a member of the Resource Description & Access (RDA) Planning and Programming Task Force.

Registration fee: $20 (includes breakfast and lunch)
Deadline for registration: April 22
$25 at the door

April 29, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT

Register at PLAN’s website.

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