Tuesday, July 11, 2017;

Thursday, July 13, 2017;

Tuesday, July 18, 2017; AND

Thursday, July 20, 2017

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, EST

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Cataloging with RDA: 4-Part Webinar (07/11, 07/13, 07/18, and 07/20/17) 

IMPORTANT: This is a 4-part webinar that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11, 13, 18, and 20, 2017 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm each day.  You must attend all FOUR (4) sessions.

Goodbye AACR2 and hello RDA. The test results are in, three national libraries (LC, NLM and NLA) plan to implement the new standard "no sooner than January 2013." This workshop will bring you the latest news on RDA and give you a thorough overview of the new content standard. Topics include: FRBR review; RDA Core elements for description, preferred titles and names; changes from AACR2; articulating relationships between resources and entities; RDA Toolkit functionality; using workflows and mappings to catalog materials with RDA. Through exercises and hands-on cataloging experiences, participants will receive a thorough grounding in RDA.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Distinguish among work, expression, manifestation and item as they apply to describing and providing access to resources and understand their roles in enabling users to find, identify, select and obtain resources
  • Build descriptions of resources using RDA Core elements
  • Create authorized access points using preferred names for persons, families and corporate bodies and preferred titles for works
  • Articulate relationships among works, expressions, manifestations and items and among resources and persons, families and corporate bodies using RDA vocabularies
  • Use the RDA Toolkit and workflows to identify rules relevant to describing resources and creating access points
Target Audience: 

Library catalogers with experience in cataloging with AACR2 and MARC
  • Working knowledge of AACR2 and experience applying rules to cataloging situations
  • Working knowledge of the MARC 21 and/or OCLC MARC bibliographic formats
  • Desire to learn; openness to change
  • Students must have access to the RDA Toolkit through institutional or personal subscription

Please note:  If your institution does NOT have access to the RDA Toolkit, your library may register for a free trial.  Go to: for more information.

Virtual Trainer: Bill Walker, Amigos Library Services

Bill is the metadata and digitization expert at Amigos. His courses cover all aspects of digital projects and metadata, including cataloging and RDA. Prior to joining Amigos in 1996, Bill served as Music Cataloger at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; a Master of Music in music theory and a Master of Science in library science from the University of North Texas, Denton.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.