Tag Archives: RDA

Yesterday’s ALCTS Webinar on RDA – Recording and Slides Available

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the free ALCTS webinar – RDA Ask-the-Experts, the audio recording and slides are now available. I’m one of those individuals who wasn’t able to attend it yesterday – so I’m looking forward to taking some time to listen to it and review the presentations.


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Free ALCTS Webinar on RDA: February 17th

Do you still have questions about RDA that you’re hoping someone can answer?  ALCTS is presenting an “RDA Ask-the-experts” webinar that may be just what some of us need to get those questions answered.

If we submit our questions by January 25th, the panelists will do their best to answer the questions during a 75 minute webinar that will take place on February 17th.

Who are the experts?
* Linda Gabel, OCLC
* Erin Stalberg, North Carolina State University
* Trina Grover, Ryerson University, Toronto
* Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

You can find out more information on the registration site and submit your questions by taking this survey.


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Want to comment on RDA?

Now’s your chance.

For all of my US colleagues, whether or not you participated in the RDA testing or creating of records, you’re being invited to comment on RDA. Please, take the time to share your thoughts!

Here’s the announcement:

The U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee would welcome comments from individuals or libraries in the U.S. who are not formal or informal Test participants, whether they did or did not create RDA records.

The Committee has designed an online questionnaire. Note that the questionnaire is designed primarily to accept comments about the experiences of creating catalog records using the RDA instructions and of using RDA records in a catalog but record creation is not a requirement for filling out the survey.

If you are a formal US RDA Test participant and have submitted other surveys for the Test, please do not use the Informal US RDA Testers Questionnaire.

If your comments relate to the RDA Toolkit, please also email them to Troy Linker, ALA Publishing (tlinker@ala.org).

If your comments relate to the content of RDA, please also email them to John Attig, ALA representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (jxa16@psu.edu).

And, if your comments relate to the RDA Vocabularies, please email them to Diane Hillmann, co-chair, DCMI/RDA Task Group (metadata.maven@gmail.com)

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Free RDA Webinars in November

For those of you who haven’t seen this announcement:

RDA Toolkit— What’s new since August
Join Publisher Troy Linker and the RDA Toolkit staff for a free webinar showcasing some of the new functionality and content added to the RDA Toolkit since the end of the open-access period (August 31).

The webinar will include
• LCPS (Library of Congress Policy Statements)-now included in the RDA toolkit. See a demo, including interactivity with RDA
• Accessing and using globally and locally shared workflows
• Creating and sharing your own workflows
• Links from AACR2 to RDA
• Using RDA Toolkit support , including new how-to videos
• Discussion of future enhancements
• Q&A

(Offered at multiple times to allow people in different time zones to participate; the times listed are US Central time zone hours. The World Clock (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/) will help you work out the best time for you.)

Wednesday, November 10, 11:30am-12:30pm CDT (GMT -6) [New Time Added]
Wednesday, November 10, 8:00-9:00pm CDT (GMT -6) [Good choice for Australia and Asia]
Thursday, November 11, 9:00-10:00am CDT (GMT -6) [Good choice for Europe and Africa]
Thursday, November 11, 3:00-4:00pm CDT (GMT -6)

Visit URL below to reserve your place today at one of these upcoming virtual sessions!

For those not able to attend one of the live events, they will be recorded and posted to http://www.rdatoolkit.org/training.

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RDA Train-the-trainer webcasts

I know these have been available for a bit, and many of you know about them, but with CLA (our Canadian Library Association Conference) and ALA Annual coming up, I thought there might be renewed interest in watching RDA train-the-trainer webcasts before attending the RDA workshops and presentations. Or, if you can’t attend these conferences or workshops, an opportunity to take advantage of these helpful webcasts and learn about RDA on your own.

All free of charge, these webcasts can be watched by all professionals
who are facing the implementation of RDA and would like some help!

*Thank you to Bryan Campbell for posting this on AUTOCAT!


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RDA in Canada: Presentation from LAC

I thought I’d post this presentation, similar to the ALCTS November 2nd presentation, but with a Canadian slant.

Slide #63 has information on training/documentation availability and a link to the LAC FAQs.

*My thanks to colleague Peter Glenister for providing me with this information.

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

For those of you who attended, or weren’t able to attend, the slides are now available from yesterday’s NISO webinar: Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC

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IFLA 2008 and RDA

As most of you know from reading my blog, I was able to attend the IFLA conference.  However, I was unfortunately not able to attend the RDA satellite session that took place on Friday, August 8th in Quebec City.  However, The Bib Blog has provided an excellent overview of the session, together with a link to the power point presentation.

If you weren’t able to make it, like me (sigh), this is a great way to catch up on what’s happening with RDA.

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