RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing

This session looks at the development, revision, and assessment processes for RDA, with a look at changes to come in 2014 and at possible proposals for consideration at the end of the year.

Originally presented on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.


Learning Outcomes

Attendees will understand how changes are made to RDA and the LC-PCC Policy Statements, along with the time frames for getting changes approved and implemented.

Who Should Attend

Catalogers and managers.


Kathy Glennan is the Head of Metadata Creation and Enhancement at the University of Maryland and has more than twenty-five years of experience cataloging scores and sound recordings. She holds an MLS from UCLA. She has been actively engaged in the American Library Association's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (ALA CC:DA) since 2005, where she has focused on the development of RDA in relation to music resources. During that time period, she served on the Joint Steering Committee's Appendices Working Group and the RDA/MARC Working Group. In addition, she recently completed three years of service on the Standing Committee on Standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

In 2012 she chaired the Task Group to Formulate or Recommend PCC/NACO RDA Policy on Authority Issues. She has given numerous presentations on RDA, FRBR, and MARC Formats issues, including two previous ALCTS RDA webinars in 2011 (archived recordings of these webinars are available free):




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For questions or comments related to this free webinar, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.