Cataloging and RDA Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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Previous Webinars

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Recent webinars are held for 90 days:

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Date Topic Presented By
November 6, 2019 Research Data Discovery: Developing a Data Catalog Megan Del Baglivo, Patricia G. Hinegardner, and Na Lin
October 2, 2019 Special Collections Cataloging: Maps Carolyn Hansen
August 28, 2019 Cataloging Non-English Materials Joy DuBose and Preston Salisbury
April 3, 2019 Assessment in Technical Services Jessica Schomberg
March 6, 2019 Research Methodologies and Data Analysis Eamon Tewell
November 28, 2018 Current Developments in Name Authorities Chew Chiat Naun and Jing Wang
November 14, 2018 Intro to Data Visualization: Tools and Skills, Part 2 Reed Jones
November 7, 2018 Intro to Data Visualization: Tools and Skills, Part 1 Reed Jones
October 31, 2018 Special Collections Cataloging: Manuscripts Heather Perez
October 24, 2018 Special Collections Cataloging: Monographs Melissa De Fino
May 2, 2018 Linked Data Description of Cartographic Resources Marc McGee
April 18, 2018 Improve Discoverability of Non-Roman Materials Magda El-Sherbini
April 4, 2018 ArtFrame: Extending Library Ontologies for Works of Art Amber Billey and Melanie Wacker
March 28, 2018 Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology Nancy Lorimer
March 21, 2018 Linked Data and Annotations, What We Stand to Gain Joyce Bell
February 21, 2018 Cutter Numbers and Shelflisting for LC Classification Bobby Bothmann
December 6, 2017 NACO, Authority Control, and Identity Management: Evolving Strategies for a Changing Name Authorities Landscape Joseph Nicholson, Michelle Durocher, and John Riemer
June 6, 2017 to June 7, 2017 Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata Various - Virtual Preconf
March 15, 2017 Cataloging, Gender, and RDA Rule 9.7 Amber Billey and Emily Drabinski
March 8, 2017 Intermediate LC Subject Headings, II Bobby Bothmann
March 1, 2017 Introduction to LC Subject Headings, I Bobby Bothmann
October 12, 2016 Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments Judith Cannan and Kirk Hess
September 21, 2016 Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate Bobby Bothmann
September 7, 2016 Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Introduction Bobby Bothmann
May 18, 2016 Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services Erin E. Boyd and Elyssa M. Gould
May 11, 2016 Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services Amy K. Weiss and Julie Moore
March 23, 2016 WebDewey Number Building Tips and Tricks Libbie Crawford and Caroline Saccucci
December 8, 2015 RDA Serials Cataloging Update Steve Shadle
October 21, 2015 E-Books via the Cataloging in Publication Program Caroline Saccucci and Camilla Williams
October 14, 2015 The New CIP Data Block: How to Use It for Cataloging Karl Debus-Lopez and Caroline Saccucci
September 9, 2015 RDA for Copy Catalogers: The Basics Vicki Sipe
May 13, 2015 From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction Carolyn Hansen and Victoria Mueller
March 18, 2015 Cataloging Continuing Resources in a Changing Landscape Regina Romano Reynolds
March 11, 2015 Persistence: “Got Yours?” Preserving Scholarship Victoria Reich and Katherine Skinner
March 4, 2015 Transforming MARCXML Records Using XSLT Violeta Ilik
February 18, 2015 Trends and Advancements for Library Resource Discovery Marshall Breeding
November 7, 2014 Relaciones en RDA Felipe Martínez Arellano
November 7, 2014 RDA Relationships (in Spanish) Felipe Martínez Arellano
May 28, 2014 Using RDA with DACS: What’s New? Cory Nimer
April 4, 2014 Comprendiendo RDA de Forma Fácil Felipe Martínez Arellano
April 4, 2014 Understanding RDA in an Easy Way (in Spanish) Felipe Martínez Arellano
March 19, 2014 RDA: Staff Training, Implementation, and Monographic Workflow Stephen Smith
February 19, 2014 RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing Kathy Glennan
November 20, 2013 Assessment Strategies for Cataloging Managers Rebecca Mugridge
September 18, 2013 Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World Sarah Weeks and Elissah Becknell
August 21, 2013 Managing E-Resources Cataloging: Impact and Insight Sherab Chen
May 22, 2013 Challenges with Linked Data in Libraries Heather Lea Moulaison
May 15, 2013 Mobilizing the Library Sonya Betz and Robert Zylstra
May 8, 2013 Programmatic Changes to the LC/NACO Authority File for RDA Dave Reser
February 27, 2013 Transitioning from Cataloging to Creating Metadata Teressa M. Keenan and Vicki Sipe
February 13, 2013 CONSER RDA Core Elements for Serials Les Hawkins
November 12, 2012 Principles of Classification Lai Ma
November 7, 2012 RDA in 10 Easy Steps Thomas Brenndorfer
October 31, 2012 RDA for the Non-Cataloger: What’s in It for You? Lori Robare
October 17, 2012 RDA Name Authorities—What's New and Different from AACR2 Paul Frank
September 12, 2012 Recording RDA Elements in MARC 21 Fields in Name Authority Records Ana Lupe Cristán
May 30, 2012 Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS Cory Nimer
May 23, 2012 Rare Materials and RDA: Exploring the Issues Robert L. Maxwell and John Attig
May 9, 2012 Using the Library of Congress Classification P Schedule Elaine A. Franco
May 2, 2012 Using the Library of Congress Classification H Schedule Louise Ratliff
April 18, 2012 You Ought to be in Pictures: Bringing Streaming Video to Your Library Erika Peterson and Cheri Duncan
March 28, 2012 Cataloging Three-Dimensional Objects and Kits with RDA Kelley McGrath
March 21, 2012 Libraries and MARC Holdings: From Works to Items Everett Allgood and Wen-Ying Lu
March 14, 2012 RDA and Moving Images Kelley McGrath
December 12, 2011 Elementos RDA en MARC 21 para registros de autoridad de nombre Parte II Ana Lupe Cristán
December 5, 2011 Elementos RDA en MARC 21 para registros de autoridad de nombre Parte I Ana Lupe Cristán
November 9, 2011 ISSN and You: Using ISSN SuperNumber in the Digital Environment Regina Romano Reynolds
November 2, 2011 Cataloging Law Materials with RDA John Hostage
October 26, 2011 RDA and Music Basics: Sound Recordings Kathy Glennan
October 19, 2011 RDA and Music Basics: Scores Kathy Glennan
October 5, 2011 The CONSER Standard Record: Where Are We Now? Steve Shadle
September 28, 2011 RDA and Cartographic Materials: Mapping a New Route Paige G. Andrew
August 31, 2011 Recommendations from the RDA Test: Where Do We Go From Here? Barbara Bushman and Regina Reynolds
August 1, 2011 Aiming for a Robust Metadata Infrastructure for the Future Deanna Marcum and Beacher Wiggins
April 6, 2011 Preparing Copy Catalogers for RDA Irina Kandarasheva and Mark Wilson
March 16, 2011 Linked Library Data: Tuning Library Metadata for the Semantic Web Corey Harper
March 2, 2011 RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change? Steve Schadle
February 17, 2011 RDA Ask-the-Experts Webinar Linda Gabel, Erin Stalberg, Trina Grover, Kathryn La Barre
February 9, 2011 Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 2 Adam Schiff
February 2, 2011 Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 1 Adam Schiff
December 15, 2010 FRBR as a Foundation for RDA Robert Maxwell
December 8, 2010 Introduction to Sears Subject Headings II Sara Rofofsky Marcus
December 1, 2010 Don’t Tilt at Windmills, an Active Learning Approach to Teaching FRBR James Ascher and Peter J. Rolla
November 10, 2010 Introduction to Sears Subject Headings I Sara Rofofsky Marcus
November 3, 2010 RDA: Benefits for Users and Cataloguers Christine Oliver
October 13, 2010 RDA for Administrators: Managing the Transition in Your Library Christopher Cronin
September 22, 2010 Introduction to RDA Robert Ellett
June 2, 2010 Cataloging more icky things, or, If you can catalog a book, you can catalog this stuff too! Pamela Newberg
February 24, 2010 Cataloging Icky Things, or, If You Can Catalog a Book, You Can Catalog Anything! Pamela Newberg
June 2, 1996 Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services ALCTS Metadata Interest Group

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