Rare Materials and RDA: Exploring the Issues

Are you unsure about how (or whether) to apply RDA to rare materials? This webinar will present an overview of RDA provisions related to rare materials, including both bibliographic and authority records, and will explore how well RDA and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) can be used together to describe rare materials. The webinar will reflect work sponsored by the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section's Bibliographic Standards Committee, including a white paper prepared by the presenters.

Who Should Attend

Catalogers of rare materials with a desire to learn more about cataloging rare materials in an RDA environment.

Presenters

Robert L. Maxwell is senior librarian and chair of the Special Collections and Formats Catalog Department at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. His most recent book, FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed,was published in 2008. He has chaired the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee of ACRL and has served on the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) of ALCTS. He is the author of the Highsmith Award-winning Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work as well as Maxwell's Guide to AACR2, and is currently completing the manuscript for Maxwell's Guide to RDA, to be published soon by ALA.

John Attig is Authority Control Librarian at Penn State University, where he has worked since 1978 and where he currently holds the rank of Distinguished Librarian. He has been active in the development and maintenance of standards relating to cataloging, including the MARC 21 formats, AACR2, and RDA. Since 2007, he has served as the American Library Association's representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA. He was one of the editors of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books).

Date & Times

Available 24/7. Originally presented May 23, 2012.

This session lasts about an hour.

Credits

None

Fee

Free

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Registration

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Questions?

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.