RDA and Cartographic Materials: Mapping a New Route

An ALCTS Webinar.

The announcement by the national libraries that RDA will be implemented has led catalogers of all material formats to gear up to new ways of doing things with RDA. Catalogers of cartographic materials are no exception. This session will help attendees in relearning the intricacies of mathematical data areas, learning how to apply the new 3XX fields, and understanding the “take what you see” principle. Take a different route toward creating bibliographic records for maps.

Originally presented on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will review changes and additions from AACR2R practices, with just a little background on FRBR as it might apply to cartographic materials.

Who Should Attend

Those experienced in creating bibliographic descriptions using Chapter 3 of AACR2R and Cartographic Materials: A Manual of Interpretation for AACR2, 2002 Revision, Second Edition.


Paige G. Andrew, a graduate of the University of Washington (MLS, 1986), is the faculty Maps Cataloging Librarian and a member of the Maps Cataloging Team, Cataloging and Metadata Services Department, Pennsylvania State University Libraries (1995- ). Formerly, he was the Maps and Nonbook Materials Cataloger at the University of Georgia Library (1986-1995). Author of Cataloging Sheet Maps, the Basics, as well as other publications on issues related to cartographic materials cataloging, Paige has also been active in both the creation of, and revision to, cataloging standards.




How to Register

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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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