Copy Cataloging of Archives Using RDA (MCLS)
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Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) as applied to the copy cataloging of archives. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to catalog archives using such tools as the RDA toolkit, the Library of Congress - Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. All forms of archives will be addressed. The class will address copy 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 archives, and will study the relationships among these fields. Assignment of subject headings for archives will also be discussed. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on copy cataloging 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: Basic navigation in the RDA Toolkit will NOT be covered. You will need to attend Copy Cataloging of Monographs using RDA prior to attending this program.
This class will be online for 3 - 2 hour sessions over 3 consecutive days using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive additional login information a few days prior to the first class date.
Prerequisites: Attending the MARC: An Introduction workshop (or working knowledge of MARC) and attending the Copy Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA workshop (or working knowledge of the RDA Toolkit). Access to the RDA Toolkit is helpful but not required.