Copy Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (MCLS)

Scheduled Offerings

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Course Overview

Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access)while learning the fundamentals of copy 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. You will learn the essentials of copy cataloging, key MARC tags, basic authority control and why it is important, and where to find good MARC records. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Assignment of subject headings will also be discussed.

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 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: This is a general copy 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.

This workshop has been approved for six (6) General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana staff.

Prerequisites

Attending MARC: an introduction or good working knowledge of MARC.  Access to the RDA Toolkit is helpful but not required.

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Cost

Per-person rates
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)

Group viewing rates
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)

Course Provider

MCLS

Course Length

6.0 Hours (3 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@mcls.org

Products

RDA

Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata