On Monday, May 19th, LILRC teamed-up with Stony Brook University Libraries for the hands-on workshop, “Introduction to RDA for Catalogers.”
Our guest speakers provided an overview of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and covered topics including 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, and the RDA Toolkit.
Daniel Kinney, Associate Director for Resource Management, kicked-off the session by providing attendees with a theoretical background in the presentation, “Development and Principles of RDA,” which was followed by a review of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD).
Bushra Butt, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services followed with the presentation, “AACR2 to RDA: Basic and specific changes,” which included a discussion on defining RDA, the impact of RDA on libraries, and specific changes.
The workshop then switched back to Daniel for the presentation, “New Concepts in RDA: Core Elements, Preferred Titles, Names, RDA and MARC, and More.”
Following lunch, Karen D’Angelo, Cataloger and Metadata Specialist, provided attendees with a look at the RDA toolkit and was then joined with Bushra to provide some hands-on exercises. View the RDA records examples:
Workshop attendees were also provided with an optional tour of the the technical services area of Stony Brook University Libraries to conclude the day’s event.
Special thanks to our guest speakers and Stony Brook University Libraries for hosting this workshop as well as for providing attendees with parking vouchers.
- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS): http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/cat. Cataloging and RDA Webinars are available and some previous webinar recordings are available at no cost.