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) while learning the fundamentals of original cataloging of monographs. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, the tools included in the RDA Toolkit and leave with a better understanding of how to transition from AACR2 to RDA. Participants will learn the core elements of a catalog record, key MARC tags, how to assign subject headings, basic authority control and why it is important. 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 books, and will study the relationships among these fields. 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: This is a general original cataloging course and questions regarding specific local systems will NOT be covered.
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). 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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)