Getting Practical with RDA Authorities and Implementation

NOTSL Spring 2013 Meeting
Friday, April 5, 2013

Paul Frank – Getting Practical with RDA Authorities and Implementation
1 slide per page / 3 slides per page
Exercises / Exercises with Answers

Christopher Cronin – Developing Practical Strategies for a Successful RDA Implementation at Your Institution
1 slide per page / 3 slides per page

 

The deadline for registration was Friday, March 29.

Cleveland State University, Student Center
Parking:  South garage, on East 21st and Prospect, across from the Wolstein Center
Directions:  http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/directions/
Campus Map:  http://www.csuohio.edu/aboutcsu/campusmap.pdf

Schedule:
9:00 – 9:30   Registration and light refreshments
9:30 – 9:40   Welcoming remarks, including distribution of NOTSL ballots
9:40 – 12:00  Paul Frank, “RDA and Authorities”
12:00 – 1:30  Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 1:40    NOTSL Business Meeting
1:40 – 4:00   Chris Cronin, “Making it Easier Done than Said:  Developing Practical Strategies for a Successful RDA Implementation at Your Institution”

Our Presenters:

Paul Frank is a Cooperative Cataloging Specialist in the Cooperative Programs Section of the Library of Congress. In this capacity, he serves as acting coordinator of the two authority components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC): NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program), and SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative Program).

Mr. Frank’s presentation will be a workshop that will highlight RDA’s approach to authority work: what’s new, what’s changed, and what is the same. The workshop includes handouts, examples, and exercises.

Christopher Cronin is Director of Technical Services at the University of Chicago Library. He is active on several committees of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). He is currently on the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the Editorial Board of the ALCTS journal Library Resources & Technical Services, and recently chaired the PCC task group that created the RDA BIBCO Standard Record guidelines. In addition to his publications on metadata and cataloging, Mr. Cronin has been a consultant on a number of metadata initiatives, both nationally and internationally. He was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s testing, and subsequent implementation, of RDA.

Abstract: For some, the prospect of implementing an entirely new cataloging code may be overwhelming. Libraries everywhere are experiencing diminished staffing levels and reduced funding for professional development. Meeting the basic operational demands of our libraries competes with finding resources (and energy!) to learn about, properly train, and even motivate staff and administrators to focus resources on the “added challenge” of RDA implementation. Reflecting on our experience as an early adopter of RDA at the University of Chicago, this presentation will highlight practical strategies and “best practices” for how libraries of all types and sizes might approach managing RDA implementation, without heavy or long-term compromises to normal operation.

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