Rudimentary RDA. Part 1, What RDA is and When it Will Happen (TMQ)


Course Overview

This two-part course is a start on learning about the basics (the 'rudiments') of RDA to prepare you for switching to following the new guidelines and instructions for cataloging, when you are ready to do so. We will explain: what RDA is, who is responsible for it, when we will implement it, why we need it, what's so different about it, and how we can get ready for it. Click here for more details about the contents of the course.

Part 1 of this course is made up of a series of free online modules, available 24/7, and covers: what RDA is, who is responsible for developing and maintaining it and when we will implement it. Click the button to access these modules.


Experienced catalogers.

Suggested Skill Set:

Attendees should have a good working knowledge of general cataloging principles.


How to use this self-paced course


OCLC's self-paced training recordings are a useful tool for understanding the functionality our products when you want the in-depth learning of an instructor-led course, but your schedule won't permit you to attend. They are also great as refreshers of past training or as preparation for upcoming instructor-led courses. They can help you learn a new service, teach a new staff member how to use a service, or simply help you confirm your understanding of the service, without the time commitment of attending a live course.


Launch Course



Course Length

Approximately 1.75 Hours



Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata