Professional Development 2 Hours
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, and use the tools included in the RDA Toolkit. Participants will learn the core elements of a catalog record and key MARC tags. How to assign subject headings and basic access point control will also be reviewed. 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 Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PPC PS) and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used.
This is an online presentation by Midwest Collaborative for Library Services and must be viewed at SCLS.