ALCTS webinar: Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Pt. 1 February 2, 2011 and Pt. 2 February 9, 2011

ALCTS webinar: Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 1: Description (February 2, 2011)

ALCTS webinar: Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 2: Access Points (February 9, 2011)

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.   Part 1 and Part 2 are companion webinars requiring separate registration to view both.

Description: RDA (Resource Description & Access) was published in June 2010 and has been undergoing a test by the U.S. national libraries and others. This webinar will, using numerous side-by-side examples in MARC format, show the most significant changes between AACR2 and RDA cataloging practices. Part 1 will cover descriptive elements, and part 2 will cover access points.

Audience: The webinars are aimed at catalogers familiar with AACR2 who want to learn more about how RDA records will differ from records created under AACR2 rules. The webinars assume a familiarity with the MARC 21 bibliographic and authority formats, and with FRBR.

Presenter: Adam L. Schiff is Principal Cataloger at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington. He served as chair of one of the two RDA Examples Groups that supplied all of the examples found in RDA. He has chaired the ALA/ALCTS/CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access, and the MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic) Committee, and currently chairs the ALCTS/SAC Genre/Form Subcommittee. He is the author of the SACO Participants’ Manual, and is a trainer for NACO and instructor for several courses of the Catalogers Learning Workshop. This is the first is a series of five webinars on RDA.

The webinars included in the RDA series are: February 2, 2011 – Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 1: Description February 9, 2011 – Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 2: Access Points March 2, 2011 – RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change? March 16, 2011 – Linked library data: tuning library metadata for the Semantic Web April 6, 2011 – Preparing copy catalogers for RDA 

To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you would like to attend.

Fees for individual webinars: Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99 Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49 Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. Pricing for RDA Series: (All 5 webinars) Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $346 Individuals – ALCTS members: $120; Non-members: $160 Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager.

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