RDA and Music Basics: Scores

Overview of the significant differences in cataloging musical scores between AACR2 and RDA, addressing both descriptive elements and access points. Examples of RDA in MARC 21 Bibliographic and Authority records will be provided.

An ALCTS webcast

Who Should Attend?

Those who have some experience cataloging scores under AACR2 and who want to learn more about how music cataloging practices will change with RDA.


Kathy Glennan is the Head of Special Resources Cataloging at the University of Maryland and has more than 25 years of experience cataloging scores and sound recordings. She currently chairs the Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee and has been active in ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, where she worked on development of RDA instructions in relation to music materials. She has given numerous presentations on RDA, FRBR, and MARC Formats issues. She holds an MLS from UCLA.


How to Register

No registration required. Access the session now:

recording (YouTube)

presentation slides (.ppt)


Tech Requirements

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

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