[Libs-Or] RDA sessions at OLA

Lori Robare lrobare at uoregon.edu
Mon Feb 7 14:04:28 PST 2011


The OLA conference in Salem April 6-8 will provide several opportunities 
to learn more about RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new 
cataloging standard that may replace AACR2 in the near future.  There's 
something for everyone -- some sessions are aimed at catalogers, but one 
is for a general audience.

Preconference:  RDA 101  (April 6)

The all-day preconference is a workshop for catalogers.  In the morning, 
Adam Schiff will give a presentation on differences between AACR2 and 
RDA.  In the afternoon, several speakers will describe the changes for 
particular formats: moving images (Kelley McGrath), serials and ebooks 
(Renette Davis), and music (Cathy Gerhart).  The day will wrap up with a 
panel of people who have participated in the US RDA test, discussing 
their experiences as testers, and an update on the RDA Toolkit.

Program: RDA in the Catalog: What Will Users Notice?  (April 7, 11:00)

(General audience: public services, administrators)
Libraries may be implementing RDA in the coming year.What will users 
notice?How are RDA records different from AACR2 records?This program is 
geared for the non-cataloger and will focus on the changes users will 
notice in catalog records.It will also provide a brief overview of RDA 
development and the reasons for the change from AACR2.No knowledge of 
current cataloging standards or MARC required!  Speaker: Lori Robare.

Program:  RDA in Your Library: Implementation Issues  (April 7, 2:00)

(Audience: catalogers, cataloging managers, systems staff)
What will be required to implement RDA?How can catalogers and managers 
prepare for the transition?This program will address some of the major 
issues, including systems issues (preparing the ILS for RDA data; 
options for public display of new fields); cataloging policies during 
the testing period (copy cataloging; authority control); training staff 
at all levels to work with RDA; and evaluating the impact of RDA 
records.  Speakers: Adam Schiff, Mary Grenci, Lori Robare.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Robare 
(lrobare at uoregon.edu).   Early registration for OLA ends February 25 -- 
information and forms are available on the OLA website: 
http://www.olaweb.org/page/ola2011

Lori Robare
University of Oregon
lrobare @uoregon.edu
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