Category Archives: RDA

Article on RDA training

 Thanks to Iris for pointing out this interesting article. See description below:

Preparing Catalogers for RDA training

Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, vol. 47, issue 8, p. 691-707.

"This article prepares catalogers for the new cataloging standard
Resource Description and Access (RDA) by giving trainers and
Library and Information Science (LIS) educators the information
they need to plan training for themselves and their staff or students.
The theoretical principles of RDA are introduced as well as the
corresponding vocabulary that trainers will need to use. This is
followed by an overview of the structure of RDA as compared to the
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2). Examples of
rule changes and options are highlighted for trainers along with
a reminder to review existing cheat-sheets and manuals that are
based on AACR2. Finally, types of training formats are suggested."

NYTSL Fall Meeting and Program, Nov. 4, 2009

Posted on behalf of the New York Technical Services Librarians: 

Dear colleagues and friends,
Please save the date: November 4, 2009, for our Fall Meeting and Program.
TOPIC: The Battle of RDA: Victors or Victims
SPEAKER: Rick Block, Head, Special Collections and Materials Cataloging, Columbia University Libraries; Visiting Associate Professor Information & Library Science, Pratt Institute
WHEN and WHERE: 5-6 pm, refreshments; 6-8 Meeting and Program; NYPL’s South Court Auditorium, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Details will follow shortly. 
We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!

Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC



Save the date. There will be a NISO webinar given on Oct. 14 from 1-230 in room 522. Speakers include Diane Hillmann and Barbara Tillett.

Librarians, ILS vendors, and commercial cataloging service providers — as well as a wide variety of related service providers — all know that the proverbial, heavily acronym-spice "bibliographic control alphabet soup" involves the intelligent and well informed use of many ingredients. Chief in these are constantly evolving standards, combined with more than a sprinkling of creativity and insight. Three expert metadata chefs will analyze and discuss specific alphabetic ingredients already in use or soon to be implemented in the bib control kitchen.