Preparing Copy Catalogers for RDA

An ALCTS webcast.

This webcast address the pressing issue of training copy cataloging and acquisitions staff in the fundamentals of RDA. It familiarizes technical services managers with the crucial differences between AACR2 and RDA and facilitates teaching the basics of RDA to their staff. It provides guidance in navigating the shared cataloging environments like OCLC since now RDA records will increasingly populate both national and local databases. Based on the Columbia University Libraries experience some workflow suggestions are discussed.

Who Should Attend

This session will be of interest to technical services managers, who will need to explain the essentials of RDA to support staff.


Irina Kandarasheva is a Copy Cataloging Unit Librarian in Monographs Processing Services Division at Columbia University Libraries. She is a copy cataloging manager and trainer with more than 10 years experience in the field. She holds an MA in Art History in addition to an MLS from Queens College.

Mark Wilson is a Precataloging Unit Librarian and Eurasian Cataloger in Monographs Processing Services Division at Columbia University Libraries. He has more than 20 years experience cataloging a variety of Non-Roman languages and scripts, training copy catalogers and automating library systems. He holds an MLS from Queens College.


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session recording (.wmv)

presentation slides (.ppt)

Q & A (.rtf)

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended. If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the recording, see the FAQ.



How to Register

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or