Introduction to RDA
Instructor: Melissa Adler
Dates: June 1-28, 2013
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Resource Description and Access (RDA) will become the official cataloging standard of the Library of Congress on March 31, 2013, and catalogers will want to be prepared to use and implement it. Upon completion of this four-week course you will be familiar with Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, the conceptual model on which RDA is based. You will be able to recognize and create bibliographic records using RDA and will be directed to the most recent and helpful resources that are available to help guide you through the transition to RDA. We will also discuss the issues surrounding the adoption and implementation of the standard. Basic knowledge of AACR2 and MARC21 are required to take this course.
Melissa Adler holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has seven years of working academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging. She is also a regular cataloging instructor for the UW-Madison department of Continuing Education. Her work deals with classifications in knowledge production. She is particularly interested in how classifications discipline sexual minorities and other marginalized identities and communities. Interview with Melissa Adler
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