Susan A. Pritts is a library consultant with over 35 years of experience in Technical Services, working with academic, public and special libraries. Although her expertise is in cataloging, Susan has also managed acquisitions and serial control functions. She has also served on several library automation committees. Before presenting workshops at MCLS, Susan was an adjunct instructor for the School of Library and Information Science program at Wayne State University.
Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the original cataloging of digital resources. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to original catalog digital resources 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 touch upon original cataloging of all forms of digital resources: virtual materials, such as websites, eBooks, eSerials, and downloadable audio books, music and video files, as well as physical media, such as video games, CD-ROMs and other computer disks. The class will participate in a hands-on exercises focusing on eBooks, Video Games, and Webpages. The class will address original cataloging in the MARC format. 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 digital resources, and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for digital resources will also be discussed. Several MARC record examples will be examined. 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 online using WebEx online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the class date.
Attending the MARC: An introduction workshop (or working knowledge of MARC) and attending the Original cataloging of monographs using RDA workshop (or working knowledge of the RDA Toolkit). Access to the RDA Toolkit is helpful but not required.
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)
Group viewing rates*
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)
*To register groups, contact the Training department at firstname.lastname@example.org, do not register online.
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 email@example.com stating 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 WebEx 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must connect using a high-speed wired internet connection (not wireless).
Microphones are not required but your computer will need speakers and a sound card to hear the audio via VoiceOver IP.
WebEx supports the following:
Internet Explorer 8.x+, Firefox (latest version), Safari 5+, Chrome (latest version)