Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Preparing Your Library for RDA

Preparing Your Library for RDA

September 14-15, 2010
Hosted by Mary Beth Weber and Christopher Cronin

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message. Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). While RDA is not being immediately adopted in the United States, it is being tested by the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library as part of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Plan. During this time, what are libraries doing to prepare for the adoption of RDA? What impact will implementation have on staff training and systems? How will libraries manage the integration of RDA records with AACR2 records in their catalogs? How will libraries assess the value of the new cataloging code in terms of its ability to meet user needs and contribute to future systems development? This ALCTS E-Forum will provide an opportunity for the community at large to discuss a wide range of issues related to RDA and it overall implications for library operations

Mary Beth Weber has been head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries since 2008. Christopher Cronin has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008.

What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:

To register:*
Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

From: ALA Connect, 8/22/2010

No comments: