For immediate release | January 20, 2016

Free webcast on introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Introducing RDA — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 11. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

As more libraries around the world adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access, knowledge of this new standard is a crucial skill. RDA has tremendous potential for helping the library world move into the digital world, on the flip side, it is a major anxiety point for catalogers who aren’t sure what they need to learn to get started with this new standard. In this episode, our expert panel will discuss how RDA is different from MARC, how librarians can get started with RDA, and they will also share their own experiences.

You can pre-register for this free 60-minute event at, or go to at the time of the event.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes and view archives at

American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association and the voice of the profession. Subscriptions to the print magazine and the enewsletter AL Direct are included in ALA member dues.


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing