- organization of RDA and its key attributes;
- similarities and differences between RDA and AACR2;
- basic vocabulary and reasons for the changes;
- improving resource description and resource discovery.
Chris Oliver has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989 as a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager. Her current position is coordinator of cataloguing and authorities. She received her M.A. and M.L.I.S. degrees from McGill University. She is the chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and has been a member of the Committee since 1997. This has given her the opportunity to be involved with the evolution of RDA from its beginning. She served as a member of the Joint Steering Committee’s Format Variation Working Group and as chair of the RDA Outreach Group. She has given presentations on RDA in Canada, the United States and internationally.