RDA Name Authorities—What's New and Different from AACR2

RDA enables a name authority record to be a much more dynamic tool in the bibliographic universe than an AACR2 authority record. Attributes or identifying characteristics of a name may be recorded in an RDA authority record, thereby enabling that authority record to serve current and future bibliographic needs in a much more dynamic way. This webinar will explore the differences between an AACR2 "two-dimensional" authority record and the much more robust and dynamic "three-dimensional" RDA authority record.

This webinar is part of the Fall 2012 RDA webinar series, which also includes:

Originally presented on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will gain an appreciation and an understanding of the dynamism that RDA brings to description of the FRBR Group Two Entities through name authority work.

Who Should Attend

Anyone new to authority work or experienced in authority work.


Paul Frank is a Cooperative cataloging specialist in the Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division (COIN) at the Library of Congress (LC). The PCC Secretariat is in the COIN Division. Frank has worked with the PCC Secretariat since 2004.




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

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