Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA

For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/20/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning in partnership with Music Library Association announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA with Keith Knop and Jay Weitz. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

In this workshop, Keith Knop and Jay Weitz will teach some of the basics of cataloging both tangible and online video, paying special attention to RDA: Resource Description and Access treatment of musical materials and corresponding MARC 21 practices.  This workshop will touch upon tools such as the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) documents Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21, Best Practices for Cataloging Streaming Media Using RDA and MARC21, and Video Language Coding:  Best Practices, as well as the Music Library Association’s Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC21.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about topics such as:

  • RDA instructions pertaining to videorecordings and their location in the Toolkit;
  • differences between videorecordings instructions in RDA and AACR2;
  • aspects of RDA and FRBR that affect access to videorecordings of opera, ballet, and other areas of performance;
  • recent genre and subject heading changes that affect music audiovisual recordings;
  • treatment of streaming media in RDA;
  • supplemental guidelines for cataloging musical resources using RDA and MARC 21, including best practices documents from the Music Library Association and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers;
  • MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for videorecordings.

Learning Objectives include:

  • where instructions for cataloging videorecordings are located in the RDA Toolkit;
  • how the RDA instructions for videorecordings differ from those in AACR2.;
  • how RDA and the FRBR model affect access to audio recordings of opera, ballet, and other areas of performance;
  • recent genre and subject heading changes that affect music audiovisual recordings;
  • supplemental guidelines for cataloging musical resources in RDA, including best practices documents from the Music Library Association and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers;
  • MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for videorecordings.

About the Instructors

Keith Knop is the associate music cataloger at the Florida State University's Warren D. Allen Music Library, where he has been cataloging sound and video recordings and other music materials since 2006. His education includes a BA in music from Rhodes College and an MLIS and Ph.D. in musicology from Florida State University. He currently serves on the Music Library Association's Encoding Standards Subcommittee.

Jay Weitz is a senior consulting database specialist at OCLC and was previously assistant catalog librarian at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.  He has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MLS from Rutgers University, and an MA in Education from Ohio State University. He is the author of Cataloger's Judgment, both editions of Music Coding and Tagging, and the cataloging Q&A columns of the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers Newsletter.

Registration for this workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

Founded in 1931, Music Library Association (MLA) is the professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and all aspects of music materials in libraries. MLA provides a professional forum for librarians, archivists, and others who support and preserve the world’s musical heritage.

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