Rudimentary RDA. Part 2, Why we need RDA, and How to Prepare for it (TMQ)

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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 2 of this course is made up of a series of two live online modules, and covers: why we need to switch from AACR to RDA; what are FRBR, WEMI, FISO, and FRAD; what's really different about RDA; what's the RDA Toolkit; what is RIMMF; how we should prepare for RDA; and what we should do with RDA/MARC records that we copy.

NOTE: the webinar provider (TMQ, Inc.) will email you an invoice for USD$150 for this course. Options for payment are: by check or by credit card via PayPal.


Experienced catalogers.

Recommended prerequisites:

Rudimentary RDA. Part 1, What RDA is and When it Will Happen (TMQ); a series of free online modules; total length approx. 1.5 hrs; available 24/7.

Suggested Skill Set:

Attendees should have a working knowledge of general cataloging principles.

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Course Length

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

Course Format

Live Online




Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata