Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

For Immediate Release
Mon, 09/14/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

The flexibility of RDA: Resource Description and Access facilitates the cataloging of myriad unique types of library materials, including maps and cartographic resources. In this workshop, Susan Moore, a cataloger who teaches about the specific challenges of cataloging cartographic resources, will teach you the basics of creating a bibliographic record for a sheet map using RDA. Particular emphasis will be given to selecting a title, calculating scale, recording coordinates, measuring maps and filling out the 336, 337 and 338 MARC fields. This workshop will give you a solid foundation in the cataloging skills needed to provide information in bibliographic records for cartographic resources using RDA.

After participating in this event, you will:

  • be able to correctly select the title of a map;
  • know how to determine the scale of a map and record it correctly;
  • be able to determine the coordinates of a map and record them correctly;
  • have a listing of the common 336, 337, and 338 data elements for maps.

About the Instructor:

Susan Moore is catalog librarian/bibliographer at the University of Northern Iowa.  She has been a cataloger for over 25 years and has taught map cataloging workshops since 1999. She is a member of the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) of ALA, currently serving as chair of its Cataloging and Classification Committee, and is also the MAGIRT liaison to the MARC Advisory Committee. She has participated in teaching preconference workshops on map cataloging with Paige Andrew and has recently published RDA and Cartographic Resources with Andrew and Mary Larsgaard.

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

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