For immediate release | April 30, 2012

RDA and authority work subject of ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — “A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment” is the topic for the upcoming preconference sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The preconference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012. Registration is required and a separate registration fee applies.

Not familiar with RDA authorities? Did you know that implementing RDA means creating authority records to support the FRBR/FRAD relationships? Let the name authority experts teach you to create authority records in the RDA environment. At this one-day preconference learn to assign MARC 21 data for name authorities: persons, families, corporate, conferences, places, including preferred titles for works and expressions, with focus on the new MARC 21 fields that can be used now with AACR2!

This preconference is intended for catalogers new to authority work (those who have never created name authority records, or who have only created authority records at the local level) and/or who work with authority control issues at the local level.

The registration fee is $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members and $319 for non members. Students can register for just $99. You can register through the ALA Annual Conference registration form at


Charles Wilt

Executive Director I

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

800-545-2433 ext.5030