Cataloging, Classification & RDA

This presentation approaches the topic of web accessibility as a way to maximize usability. In addition, it will make the argument that accessibility helps promote universal access for all users.

This session shares the thoughts of LC's Associate Librarian for Library Services, Deanna Marcum and its Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Beacher Wiggins 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.

What jumped out at you or sparked your interest at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting? Share an idea from a presentation, a tool or technique you want to try, or a useful piece of information that changed your life. if applicable, please share what you are going to do next or how you're going to apply what you learned.
Here we will discuss ALA’s organizational structure and decision making process. It is important to have a basic grounding as to who is responsible for what, how decisions are made and how you as a member, member leader or as an interested party can provide valuable input in the development and direction of the organization.
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.
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.
How important is cataloging and classification research to your everyday technical services decision-making? Do you find the library literature useful in informing your policies and procedures? Are you producing statistical studies that might help others in the field? Every once in a while it is useful to step back and reassess the direction of our profession and its literature. Bring your ideas and share your thoughts and questions with us on future directions for cataloging research.
Here we will discuss ALA’s budget cycle and process. Specifically, this webcast will cover how the budget is developed, the extensive amount of involvement by the stakeholders, the decision making process along the way, the timeline necessary to complete the process and an illustration of how each units goals/mission fits into the overall strategic plan of the Association.

The cataloging of continuing resources has weathered the change to RDA but unresolved issues remain and new issues have surfaced. This presentation will explore continuing resources cataloging from the perspectives of ISSN, RDA, and FRBR; introduce an alternative model, PRESSoo; highlight questions raised by BIBFRAME; and examine RDF output from the ISSN records in the ISSN International Centre’s ROAD database.

Cataloging Icky Things, or, If You Can Catalog a Book, You Can Catalog Anything! Online session (webcast) that guides participants through creating catalog records for library items that aren't books.

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