RDA: Back to the Basics – an ALCTS Preconference

Designed for the cataloger, student or anyone who has a solid understanding of AACR2 and MARC, this preconference will cover the transition to RDA. Speakers will concentrate on the differences between the two cataloging codes and use examples from various formats, providing practical hands-on exercises. Implementation strategies will be discussed. Resources to begin the transition process will be highlighted. This back-to-the basics workshop is for those new to RDA and those requiring refresher training.

Join your colleagues for this important one day event.

Friday, June 28, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chicago, IL.

June Abbas, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Library and Information Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Oklahoma, will lead the preconference as the speakers explore all aspects of dealing with the move from AACR2 to RDA.

The Program:

Chris Cronin, director of technical services, University of Chicago Library will provide an administrator's view of how to successfully transition from AACR2 cataloging to RDA. He will discuss University of Chicago's experiences implementing RDA.

Chris Oliver, coordinator of cataloguing and authorities, Collection Services McGill University Libraries, will provide an introduction to the background and foundations of RDA, along with the conceptual models (FRBR and FRAD) and how they are implemented by the provisions of RDA. She will also lead a series of hands on exercises designed to help illustrate RDA provisions of descriptive cataloging.

Mark K. Ehlert, Minitex coordinator, University of Minnesota, Digitization, Cataloging & 15 Andersen Library, Metadata Education (DCME), will outline what has not changed from AACR2 as we implement RDA in bibliographic records through a series of interactive hands on exercises.

Luiz Mendes, Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University, Northridge, continues the discussion with interactive exercises illustrating the changes to authority work and access points.

The final session of the day includes a view from the bibliographic utilities, OCLC and SkyRiver with presenters Cynthia Whitacre, manager, WorldCat Quality & Partner Content Dept. OCLC, and Georgia Fujikawa, vice president operations, SkyRiver, leading discussion of implementation plans of the two bibliographic utilities.

Attend for the Day! Registration for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference is NOT required to attend this preconference.

To register online, go to http://ala13.ala.org/register-now

  • Members: Click on the "I am a Member..." button and login with your ALA username and password before registering.
  • Non-members: Click on the "I am not yet a member..." button and create a profile (name and email address) before registering.

To register by mail, click here to download the registration form.

Preconference Event Code: ALC3

Registration Fees: $219 ALCTS member, $269 ALA member, $319 non-member, $99 retired members and students.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.