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ALCTS webinar: RDAWebinar Series: RDA for Administrators: Managing the Transition in Your Library

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Description: Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). At this initial stage, much remains unknown about the impact that RDA will have on library staff, metadata, systems, and services. One thing is clear: adopting RDA will not happen immediately, and will not be uniform across all institutions. Over the coming months and years, libraries will have different timeframes and levels of support for the shift to RDA. Administrators will require accurate information, particularly from early adopters, on what is required to implement the new cataloging code. During this beginning period, while the U.S. cataloging community awaits a formal decision on adoption resulting from the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test process, how do library administrators and cataloging managers begin to think about preparing their staff and their systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA?

Audience: This ALCTS Webinar will attempt to address, from the perspective of the manager, some of the major issues related to adopting the new cataloging code, including:
- allocating staff and financial resources to understanding, planning for, and adopting RDA;
- managing and organizing training for staff;
- implications of RDA on policies and procedures for original and copy cataloging;
- preparing the ILS for RDA metadata;
- managing the integration of RDA and AACR2 records and their displays in the catalog;
- managing the impact on vended authority control and cataloging;
- assessing the overall costs and benefits of RDA, and its impact on users and public services;
- assessing the consequences and potential of RDA for the development and design of future information systems and data structures;
- developing mechanisms for sharing implementation experiences across the profession.

Presenter: Christopher Cronin has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008. Prior to going to Chicago, he was Assistant Professor and Head of Digital Resources Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Cronin has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and an MIS from the University of Toronto. He is member the ALA Committee on Organization, and is active in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), currently serving on the Subject Analysis Committee and as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Interest Group. Mr. Cronin is the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s participation in the U.S. National Libraries RDA Testing.

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.tinyurl.com/alctsregwebinar/

Please note: this webinar is one of four to be offered this fall on various aspects of RDA. The others are: November 3 (RDA: Benefits for Users and Catalogers with Christine Oliver); December 1 (Training for FRBR and FRAD with James Ascher); and December 15 (FRBR Basics with Robert Maxwell). Additional details on these sessions will be announced soon. ALCTS will also offer another series of webinars on RDA in 2011. .

Registration Fee:  NOTE:  This is one of four webinars on various aspects of RDA to be presented by ALCTS this fall.   Special rates apply.

ALCTS Members: $39 for each webinar; any 2 webinars for $66 (save $12), all four webinars, $120 (save $36)

Non-members: $49 for each webinar; any 2 webinars for $86 (save $12); all four webinars, $160 (save $36)

Group rates: $99 for each webinar; any 2 webinars for $178 (save $20); all four webinars, $346 (save $50)

Foreign and international participants may register at the ALCTS member rate.

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.