NISO/NASIG Joint Webinar: Not Business as Usual: Special cases in RDA serials cataloging

Date: May 20, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a standard for descriptive cataloging, replacing AACR2, that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating bibliographic data in a linked data environment. Cataloging of special materials, such as reproductions, microforms, rare materials, etc. has always had unique requirements, which is also true when using RDA for serials cataloging. Catalogers dealing with these special materials are experimenting with using RDA to meet the needs of their users and staff to effectively describe these resources.

Presenters during this joint NISO/NASIG Webinar will explore the topic of specialized RDA cataloging, the different formats requiring an extra level of data for cataloging, and share experiences with converting specialized collections into RDA. 


·         Filling in the Blanks: RDA for Moving Images and Music - Mary Huismann, Music/Media Original Cataloger, University of Minnesota

·         CONSER Implementation of RDA - Les Hawkins, CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress

·         Applying the RDA CONSER Standard Record to Rare Serials - Robert L. Maxwell, Senior Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on May 20, 2015 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. This partner webinar is not a part of the NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) member benefit, so registration is required for LSA members. Registration is for a site one.

All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year. 

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