Cataloging, Classification & RDA
Two-part virtual preconference before ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago.
FRBR first appeared twelve years ago, and although many of its basic concepts are well known, how many of your staff have read and understand the complete text? Do you know that, for example, chapter six explains how to talk about FRBR with library administrators and public service librarians? This presentation describes our active training methods for FRBR.
As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries?
In this session, LC's Associate Librarian for Library Services, Deanna Marcum and its Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Beacher Wiggins share their thoughts on LC's decision regarding RDA. Marcum gives her reactions to reviewing and accepting the recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. Wiggins, a Coordinating Committee co-chair, describes the test, findings, and analyses that led to the recommendation to implement RDA not sooner than January 2013.
Overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. Explores the possible connections between RDA and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and their potential application as supplementary standards.
This e-forum will explore a number of possible career paths for catalogers and metadata creators.
ALA Publishing presents this popular returning eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA facilitated by Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, which explores the unique challenges of cataloging music resources and focuses on how RDA Toolkit meets these challenges.
In this eCourse, RDA expert Magda El-Sherbini will get you started with hands-on training that focuses on print monographs and will cover both description and access.
One of the paradoxes at the heart of library cataloging and classification is the demand to fix in place elements of a record even when those elements are in flux. This webinar will discuss the particular example of RDA rule 9.7, a rule that formerly required gender, if recorded, to be fixed in RDA-compliant name authority records using a binary controlled vocabulary: male, female, or not known.
In this webinar, presenters will explore current trends and developments in library technical services and discuss how they will impact the future of this field of librarianship. Participants will learn about hard and soft skills needed for the future of technical services, discover resources to use in developing these skills, and discover ways to advocate these needs for our future evolution.