Learning About RDA - Your Knowledge Path
The Library of Congress (LC) implemented Resource Description and Access (RDA) on March 31, 2013. From this date forward, all newly-created catalog records created at LC are being produced according to RDA instructions.
While OCLC is not the governing authority for the new Resource Description and Access standards, we are supporting their implementation in WorldCat, and working to help our members understand them. Below are links to resources to guide you as you learn more about RDA.
I am new to RDA, its concepts, and/or its purpose...
Library of Congress RDA Resources - The Library of Congress' official RDA resource page
Presentation by Adam Schiff, University of Washington - Presentations on the basics of RDA from a respected cataloger
I've decided to catalog using RDA - now I want to know how...
Library of Congress RDA Webcasts (recorded) - Recordings of previous webcasts on RDA from the Library of Congress
Library of Congress RDA Training Modules - The materials used by the Library of Congress in training its own staff
Catalogers Learning Workshop Materials - A collection of training materials from the Cataloger's Learning Workshop
RDA Courses on the OCLC Training Portal - Instructor-led courses on RDA from OCLC's trusted training partners (fee-based)
Upcoming RDA Classes
17 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Original Cataloging of Digital Resources (Virtual/Internet Resources and Video Games) using RDA (MCLS)
This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to original catalog digital resources using such tools as the RDA toolkit, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. (3 days / 2 - hour session per day)
31 May 2016
This third session in the Serials series will focus on the key changes that the new cataloging standard, RDA (Resource Description and Access), brings to serials cataloging considerations.
08 June 2016 - 10 June 2016
This workshop teaches participants how to catalog sound recordings (CDs, MP3s and cassettes, both musical and nonmusical), using such tools as RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. (3 days / 2-hour session per day)
19 July 2016
This third session in the Common AV Formats series will explore how our new cataloging standard, RDA (Resource Description and Access), changes the way we catalog AV materials. Our discussion will focus on DVDs and streaming video resources.
26 July 2016
This fourth session in the Common AV Formats series will explore how our new cataloging standard, RDA (Resource Description and Access), changes the way we catalog AV materials. Our discussion will focus on CDs and streaming audio resources.