Using RDA with DACS: What’s New?

This is an update of the 2012 webinar about using RDA with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).* It will provide an overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records.

It will also explore the connections between RDA and DACS, and their potential application as supplementary standards. Things have changed since 2012; come see (and hear) what’s new!

*The 2012 webinar, Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS is available for free in the ALCTS Webinar Archives.

Who Should Attend?

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 has served as co-chair of the Standards Committee for the Society of American Archivists.

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern and last about an hour.




  Fee ($USD)
Participant Each
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
International (individual) 43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.  
Member group 99
Nonmember group 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

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

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How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or