RDA in 10 Easy Steps

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the successor to the cataloging rules, AACR2. RDA completely revamps the structure of the cataloging instructions by closely following the entity-relationship model used to construct databases. However, as complex as these changes are, they can be reduced to ten easy steps. Join in on a walkthrough of the new structure. A demonstration of how a simple book can be cataloged with RDA helps catalogers understand the new structure and makes it easier to navigate RDA and find related instructions for other resources.

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

Who Should Attend

Catalogers and technical services staff


Thomas Brenndorfer has been the Technical Services Librarian at the Guelph Public Library, Ontario, Canada, since 1994. He received an MLIS in 1990 from the University of Western Ontario and after graduating worked at the National Library of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada Library, and Canadian Forces College Library in Toronto.


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