Original Cataloging of Archival Materials Using RDA

Original Cataloging of Archival Materials Using RDA

Learn the fundamentals of original cataloging of archives.

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Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the original cataloging of archival materials. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to catalog resources in an archival collection using such tools as the RDA Toolkit, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. The class will address original cataloging of all forms of archives. 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 archives records and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for archives will also be discussed. 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, and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used.

PLEASE NOTE: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA prior to attending this program.

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time November 17-18-19, 2020
2pm - 4pm Eastern
1pm - 3pm Central
Instructor La Donna Riddle Weber
Prerequisites MARC: An Introduction (or working knowledge of MARC) and Original Descriptive Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (or working knowledge of the RDA Toolkit).
Credits This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Cataloging

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to training@mcls.org that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email training@mcls.org.

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

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Instructor: La Donna Riddle Weber

La Donna Riddle Weber earned her MLS at Indiana University SLIS and has worked in a variety of libraries and positions including public libraries (branch manager), academic archives (adjunct archivist), school libraries (in both the US and Scotland), special libraries (Lincoln Collection Cataloguer at Allen County Public Library), and library education (adjunct cataloging lecturer at Ball State, Ivy Tech and IUPUI). She is a member of the American Library Association, the Indiana Library Federation, and was a chartered member of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Information Professionals), the British professional organization for librarians. She has served on the executive committees of the ILF Technical Services Division and of the Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland. When she isn’t cataloging she gardens, reads, manages the family farm, lets the cats and dog in and out, and doesn't blog at www.ladonnaweber.wordpress.com.

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Date(s) and time(s):
November 17-18-19, 2020
2pm - 4pm Eastern
1pm - 3pm Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 99.00
Non-Member Price: $ 199.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 249.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 349.00
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