Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA (MCLS)
There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.
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 Congress0Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used. Please note that this is a general original cataloging course and questions regarding specific local systems will NOT be covered.