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Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (Online Workshop)Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) while learning the fundamentals of original cataloging of monographs. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, the tools included in the RDA Toolkit and leave with a better understanding of how to transition from AACR2 to RDA. Participants will learn the core elements of a catalog record, key MARC tags, how to assign subject headings, basic authority control and why it is important. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Participants will learn the appropriate MARC fixed and variable fields for books, and will study the relationships among these fields. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on exercises will be included. The booklet for this workshop contains an RDA Workflow providing the relevant RDA rules, the Library of Congress0Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used.
Please note that this is a general original cataloging course and questions regarding specific local systems will NOT be covered.
This class will be online for 3 - 2 hour sessions over 3 consecutive days (February 25, 26, and 27, or April 15, 16, and 17, 2014) using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive additional login information a few days prior to the first class date.
This workshop has been approved for six (6) General Library Education Units (LEUs).
Workshop Topic: Cataloging
MARC: An Introduction workshop (or working knowledge of MARC), working knowledge of basic RDA principles. Access to the RDA Toolkit is helpful but not required.
WebEx supports the following:
Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 3.x+, Mozilla 1.7, Safari 4, 5.0, Chrome 11, 12, 13
Sound card and speakers
Prices listed are per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Ladiski at email@example.com.
It is highly recommended that all registrants register for online workshops at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you registered passed the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for an online workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with WebEx login
information a few days prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email email@example.com.
Audio for this workshop will only be available via Voice Over IP. MCLS will send a microphone via US mail (upon request) approximately five days prior to your first MCLS online meeting to those who had registered at least seven days prior. If you do not have a microphone in time, you may communicate with the instructor and other participants via text chat.
This course is not currently scheduled.