RDA for the Non-Cataloger: What’s in It for You?

Many libraries will be implementing Resource Description & Access (RDA) early in 2013. What will this mean for technical services and other library staff? How are RDA records different from AACR2 records? This webinar provides a general overview of the changes in RDA, particularly those affecting staff in technical services and those noticeable in the OPAC. No knowledge of current cataloging standards or MARC required! This session does not teach how to catalog with RDA, but it can be a useful foundation for catalogers new to RDA as well as other library staff and administrators.

This webinar is part of the Fall 2012 RDA webinar series, which also includes:

Who Should Attend

Technical services staff, public services staff, administrators


Lori Robare is Head of the Monographic Cataloging Team at the University of Oregon Libraries. She recently served as Chair of the ALA/ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access and has previously served as chair of the ALA/ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee. She has presented frequently on RDA to both specialized and general audiences.


How to Register

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Recording (.wmv)

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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.