LILRC and Stony Brook University Libraries Team Up for Hands-On RDA Training Session

Join us on Monday, May 19th as we team up with Stony Brook University Libraries for a hands-on training session on RDA.

Introduction to RDA for Catalogers: Hands-On Training Session
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Stony Brook University, Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Directions online at:

This workshop will provide an overview of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and hands-on experience cataloging with RDA. Topics include: development and principles of RDA, a review of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) as the structural foundation of RDA, major changes from AACR2, RDA Core elements for description, preferred titles and names, RDA and MARC21, the RDA Toolkit. The workshop will conclude with hands-on cataloging exercises applying RDA. Participants will be provided with a theoretical background, practical knowledge and hands-on experience.

An optional tour of the technical services area of Stony Brook University Libraries will be provided after the workshop.

Stony Brook University Libraries will provide attendees with parking vouchers for the West Campus Parking Garage adjacent to the Administration Building.

Biographies of Presenters:

Bushra Butt
Bushra Butt is the head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Stony Brook and a metadata specialist and cataloger of monographic materials, including print and all formats of non-print materials including AV materials, websites, databases and e-books. She has also been working on projects for Stony Brook University’s Institutional Repository.

Karen D’Angelo
Karen D’Angelo is cataloger and metadata specialist at Stony Brook University. She has taught courses in Library and Information Science on the Organization of Information. She has worked on several metadata and institutional repository projects at the Stony Brook University Libraries.

Daniel Kinney
Daniel Kinney is Associate Director for Resource Management at Stony Brook University and is responsible for Cataloging and Metadata Services, Electronic Resource Management Services, Preservation and the Institutional Repository. He is a former chair of ALA’s Cataloging Committee: Description and Access and has given presentations on RDA, Metadata and FRBR.

Link to directions:
Campus maps:
Classroom C1640A is on the first floor of the Melville Library near the SINC Site and the Library Administration (follow the signs).

Maximum number of attendees: 30

Registration: RDA Registration Form

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