Core Forum Preconference: The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/23/2022


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOOn Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the preconference “The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach” during the 2022 Core Forum in Salt Lake City. This program will combine presentations with hands-on practice sessions and provide participants with both a comprehensive understanding of RDA and hands-on practice by using RDA Toolkit and related tools, including LC-PCC Policy Statements and MGD. This preconference will cover RDA’s background and why a new version is needed, provide demonstrations and instruction on navigating the official RDA toolkit, offer a description and demonstration of the LC-PCC Policy Statements and Metadata Guidance Documentation, and give specific examples of different types of materials.

A laptop is required to participate in this preconference.

The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thomas Brenndorfer, Librarian, Guelph Public Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Kathy Glennan, Chair, RDA Steering Committee and Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD
Robert L. Maxwell, Cataloger, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Honor Moody, Metadata Creation Manager, Harvard University Libraries, Cambridge, MA
Melanie Polutta, Policy Specialist, Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Core Member or Utah Library Association Member: $119
ALA Member: $149
Non-Member: $189
Student/Retired/Seeking Employment/International: $99

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