Friday, May 18, 2012
PCC Launches RDA Training for NACO Participants
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat has announced the availability of a "free, comprehensive and authoritative web-based training series for catalogers making the transition to the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) protocol." The training modules include videos, demonstrations, quizzes and exercises, and live “real-time” webinars that will be facilitated by PCC RDA catalogers. The training is designed for current NACO program participants who require training in order to create RDA-compliant NACO authority records. Although the training modules are freely available for use by any library, current NACO members must make formal training arrangements through the PCC Secretariat and undergo a mandatory review period after training is completed. The training is not designed for new NACO Program members with no previous authority experience. Additional information about the new RDA NACO training modules, as well as a link to the training modules themselves, is available at: http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/courses/rda_naco/index.html. A list of NACO institutions currently scheduled for formal training can be viewed at: http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/courses/rda_naco/Scheduling/NACO%20Institutions%20and%20Funnels_Schedule.pdf.