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ALCTS webinar: RDA: Benefits for Users and Cataloguers

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Description: This webinar will explore the benefits of RDA.  It will begin by looking at how RDA evolved from AACR2, and will discuss how RDA's new direction is advantageous for both users and cataloguers. Do RDA's objectives and principles have an impact on the user? How do RDA's instructions make a difference for the cataloguer? Will resource descriptions be more precise? Can RDA data support improved navigation? Will RDA allow us to get cataloguing data out of library silos?  The webinar will be an opportunity to look at these questions and consider the practical effect of RDA guidelines and instructions on resource description and resource discovery.

Presenter: Christine Oliver has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989, as a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager. Her current position is Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities. She received her M.A. and M.L.I.S. degrees from McGill University. Chris is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and has served as a member of the Joint Steering Committee's Format Variation Working Group and as Chair of the RDA Outreach Group.  She is the author of Introducing RDA: a Guide to the Basics.

Date: November 3, 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.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session you would like to attend.

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

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

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

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate. 

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

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