RDA 201

RDA 201: RDA Gets Real

an ALCTS Preconference at the ALA Annual ConferenceSky River logo

Thursday June 23, 8:30am–5pm and Friday June 24, 8:30am–4pm

Morial Convention Center, rooms 255–257

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Sponsored by Sky River. 

How will cataloging change with RDA? Using the RDA Toolkit, this preconference will guide catalogers as they apply RDA to a variety of resources (print monographs and serials, integrating resources, electronic/digital formats, and general non-print formats). Hands-on sessions will address what is new, different, and how to deal with Media/Content/Carrier type. Strategies for communicating with IT departments and ILS vendors and how RDA, FRBR, and linked data models will move cataloging forward will be discussed.


  • Robert Bothmann, Electronic Access/Catalog Librarian, Associate Professor, Library Services, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Susan Johnson, Librarian, American College
  • Judith A. Kuhagen, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
  • Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon libraries
  • Nannette Naught, VP of Strategy & Implementation, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.
  • Chris Oliver, Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities, McGill University Library
  • Adam L. Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington Libraries
  • Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala, Cataloging Educator and Author
  • Susan Wynne, Assistant Librarian, Original Cataloger, University of Wyoming


Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with them to be used during the sessions.

Participants will need to review the following sources prior to attending the preconference.

Webinars/presentations on FRBR, FRAD, etc. and RDA. These topics will not be covered in the preconference. Good sources for these are:

Webinar on RDA Toolkit demo from ALA Publishing available at: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/training/guidedtour