Oh, brave new RDA world! What the new cataloguing standard will mean for all library workers

LANCR/ABRCN and OALT / ABO are pleased to present:

Oh, brave new RDA world! What the new cataloguing standard will mean for all library workers

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloguing standard and successor to AACR2, is due for release in late 2009, signalling a new direction for cataloguing rules and catalogue records. This information session will:

  • Talk about the background and development of RDA
  • Give a brief introduction to FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data), the conceptual models that underpin RDA
  • Offer an examination of the major differences between RDA and AACR2
  • Discuss planning for implementation

Speaker
Laura May has been an Information Standards Specialist at Library and Archives Canada since February 2009. In this capacity, she is actively engaged in the development of RDA. She also serves as secretary to the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing. Previously, Laura worked as a cataloguer at Concordia University Libraries in Montreal, Ryerson University Library in Toronto and the Library of Parliament. She has been a trainer with the Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training Program (SCCTP) since 2002.

Where
The Rideau Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 377 Rideau Street, Ottawa KIN 5C6

When
Tuesday, November 24th 2009 at 6 pm

Cost

  • $5 for LANCR/OALT members
  • $10 for non-members

RSVP: lancrinfo at gmail.com before Monday, November 16th

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