Core ALA Preconference: A Joint Workshop with NARDAC and PCC SCT RDA Training Task Group: Unlocking the Power of RDA

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/07/2023


Tom Ferren

Core Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOOn Friday, June 23, 2023, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the full-day preconference "A Joint Workshop with NARDAC and PCC SCT RDA Training Task Group: Unlocking the Power of RDA" during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. This workshop will give a preview of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Resource Description and Access (RDA) Training Phase I work and introduce some new and challenging terms/concepts in the official RDA with examples. The workshop will also identify some actual cataloging changes relating to the new RDA, and list differences of the practice via RDA Toolkit and relevant documentation, including LC-PCC policy statements and Metadata Guidance Documentation (MGD). Examples, hands-on exercises, interactive Q&A will be provided in the workshop to help catalogers prepare for cataloging via the official RDA.

A Joint Workshop with NARDAC and PCC SCT RDA Training Task Group: Unlocking the Power of RDA
Friday, June 23, 2023, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Adam Baron, Standing Committee on Training (SCT) RDA Training Task Group Chair and Head of Metadata Services, University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
May Chan, Pan-Canadian RDA Trainer and Head of Metadata Services, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Thomas Brenndorfer, Former North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) Rep to the RDA Steering Committee and Chair, Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Robert L. Maxwell, Author of Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA and Senior Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Melanie Polutta, LC-PCC Policy Statements Project Leader and Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Core Member: $219.00 early | $219.00 advance | $269.00 onsite
ALA Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite
Non-member: $319.00 early | $319.00 advance | $369.00 onsite
Other Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite

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