For immediate release | September 15, 2014

RDA for music: Classical music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings with Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 3:30 p.m. EDT/2:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

In this workshop, Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin will teach the basics of cataloging classical music audio recordings using RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new global cataloging standard and successor to AACR2. This workshop is designed for anyone who catalogs these materials and would like to learn how to do so using RDA.

Topics include:

  • RDA instructions pertaining to classical music audio recordings and their location in the RDA Toolkit
  • Supplemental guidelines for cataloging classical music audio recording using RDA, including the Music Library Association's Best Practices
  • MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for classical music audio recordings
  • Situations commonly encountered in cataloging these materials

About the Instructors

Damian Iseminger is the head of cataloging and electronic resource management at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is chair of the JSC Music Working Group, an international group responsible for submitting music-related revisions for RDA. Within the Music Library Association’s Bibliographic Control Committee, he has served as chair of the Authorities Subcommittee and is currently a member of the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee. He has also been an active participant in many of MLA’s RDA task forces and initiatives, including the RDA Music Implementation Task Force. Damian has presented on RDA and music cataloging and was an instructor for MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.

Casey Mullin is head of the Data Control Unit at the Stanford University Libraries. Previously at Stanford, he served as humanities cataloger during the US RDA Test in 2010. He has been cataloging print monographs, scores and sound recordings in RDA since that time. A member of the Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee, he serves as chair of the Subject Access Subcommittee and of the RDA Music Implementation Task Force, and as a member of the Genre-Form Task Force. His work in these endeavors has included contributions to the music portion of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT), the Library of Congress Thesaurus of Medium of Performance Terms (LCMPT) and the document Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC21. He has given several talks on and has led conference sessions on RDA cataloging.

Registration for this Music Library Association Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing