Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Program for Cooperative Cataloging task group issues list of RDA training materials

The PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Standing Committee on Training Task Group on RDA Training Materials submitted its final report to the PCC Standing Committee on Training in May 2012. The Task Group was charged with collecting existing RDA training materials to be used for PCC training.  The 36-page report contains an extensive list of freely available RDA training materials created by a wide variety of libraries and organizations. After gathering and evaluating more than 100 resources, the Task Group created an annotated list of 38 recommended resources. The recommended materials are divided into six categories: general documentation, theoretical foundations, introductions to the RDA Toolkit, RDA for general cataloging, RDA for special formats, and RDA and authority records. Libraries nationwide will benefit from the wide dissemination of these RDA training materials, regardless of whether they are PCC members or not. The Task Group report is available at: http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/sct/documents/Final%20Report%20of%20the%20SCT%20RDA%20Training%20Materials%20Task%20Group.docm.

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