Event in Ottawa: Getting Ready for RDA
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010/05/11
Monday, June 14, 2010, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon Street
Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloguing standard that replaces AACR2. RDA focuses on users and their information needs. Metadata created according to RDA instructions support improved resource discovery in the web environment.
This workshop will give an overview of the new standard and will look at the ways in which RDA maintains the relevancy of cataloguing in the networked web environment.
This session will also focus on the transition from AACR2 to RDA and will include a demonstration of the RDA Toolkit. Previous knowledge of RDA is not required.
8:00 – 9:00
Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 9:45
What is going on in Canada and around the world; Who is doing what
9:45 – 10:30
RDA: Structure, Principles, Basic concepts
Topics: Organization and principles; User tasks;Entities, Attributes and Relationships
10:30 – 11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30
RDA: Structure, Principles, Basic concepts (continued)
Topics: RDA data elements; Core elements; Extensible framework
11:30 – 12:00
RDA: Changes from AACR2
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:30
RDA: Changes from AACR2 (continued)
13:30 – 14:15
Demonstration of RDA Toolkit
14:15 – 14:30
Networking Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:30
Encoding RDA Descriptions
15:30 – 15:45
RDA and the Future of Cataloguing
15:45 – 16:30
Implementation of First Release
Topics: Workflows and other customizations of the Toolkit; Systems issues to think about; Training topics; What can be started now
16:30 – 17:00
Discussion and Wrap-up
Trina Grover is a member of the Canadian Committee on MARC (CCM). She has worked as a cataloguer at Ryerson University since 1995. She has developed and delivered cataloguing training for The MARC of Quality in the USA, Seneca College in Toronto and Red River College in Winnipeg.
Chris Oliver is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC). She has been a member of CCC since 1997 and this has given her the opportunity to be involved with the evolution of RDA from its early beginnings. She was also a member of the Joint Steering Committee’s Format Variation Working Group and Chair of the RDA Outreach Group. Chris has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989 where she is currently Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities.
Event Information and Registration
Monday, June 14, 2010, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Registration starts at 8:00 am; program starts at 9:00 pm)
Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Pinnacle Room (Penthouse Level)
- CLA Members: $200
- CLA Members – Students: $75
- CLA Members – New Professionals (working in the field for less than 2 years): $100
- CLA Members – Unemployed: $100
- Non-Members: $300
- Student Non-Members: $125
- Personal Members of Other Associations (SLA, LANCR, OALT, OLA, etc): $250
Registration fee includes:
- Morning and afternoon breaks, and
- a copy of Chris Oliver’s forthcoming book Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics.
Registration deadline is June 10, 2010.
Payment by cheque will be taken at the door. Invoices can be arranged in advance.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Scent-Free Event – In consideration of those with allergies and respiratory problems, this is a scent-free event. Participants are asked to use unscented products in lieu of scented toiletries and detergents, and to refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes.