Preparing Copy Catalogers for RDA

Apr. 6, 2011
Location: Online Only

Preparing Copy Catalogers for RDA

This webinar will address the pressing issue of training copy cataloging and acquisitions staff in the fundamentals of RDA. It will familiarize technical services managers with the crucial differences between AACR2 and RDA and will facilitate teaching the basics of RDA to their staff. It will provide guidance in navigating the shared cataloging environments like OCLC since now RDA records will increasingly populate both national and local databases. Based on the Columbia University Libraries experience some workflow suggestions will be discussed.


Who Should Attend

This webinar will be of interest to technical services managers, who will need to explain the essentials of RDA to support staff.

Course Level & Prerequisites



Irina Kandarasheva is a Copy Cataloging Unit Librarian in Monographs Processing Services Division at Columbia University Libraries. She is a copy cataloging manager and trainer with more than 10 years experience in the field. She holds an MA in Art History in addition to an MLS from Queens College.

Mark Wilson is a Precataloging Unit Librarian and Eurasian Cataloger in Monographs Processing Services Division at Columbia University Libraries. He has more than 20 years experience cataloging a variety of Non-Roman languages and scripts, training copy catalogers and automating library systems. He holds an MLS from Queens College.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

The session will last approximately 1 hour.

Credits &/or CEUs



Five webinars about RDA will be offered as a series between January and June 2011. They are:
February 2: Changes from AACR2 to RDA. part 1; February 9: Changes from AACR2 to RDA. part 2; March 2: RDA and Serials Catalogers; March 16: Linked Library Data; April 6: Preparing Copy Catalogers for RDA. You may purchase any one of the sessions or the series of sessions. If you purchase the series after some of the sessions have been presented live, you'll be given the access information for the webcasts of those sessions in addition to the live access to future sessions.

Participant Each ($) Series of 4 ($)
ALCTS Member (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Non-member (individual) 49 160
(save $36)
International (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. Group rate is the same for members and non-members.
99 346
(save $50)

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.

Technical Requirements

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How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


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