Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS

Overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. Explores the possible connections between RDA and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and their potential application as supplementary standards.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Attendees should have some understanding of archival cataloging practices and a desire to learn more about archival cataloging rules.


Cory Nimer is a manuscripts cataloger and metadata specialist at Brigham Young University, where he is responsible for cataloging archival materials. He is currently serving as co-chair of the Standards Committee for the Society of American Archivists. 

Date & Times

Available 24/7. Originally presented May 30, 2012.

This session lasts about an hour.





Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best). Headphones recommended.

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