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1 Module 6: Preparing for RDA... Library of Congress RDA Preconference for MLA/DLA May 4, 2011

2 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 62 Implementing RDA? If “yes” to that question, need to get ready If “no” to that question, still need to get ready –RDA bibliographic and authority records in shared databases & local catalogs –RDA access points in non-RDA records If you don’t know the answer, still need to get ready

3 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 63 Who needs to get ready? You Your library colleagues Your library’s ILS Your library’s users

4 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 64 How to prepare yourself 1. Become familiar with FRBR and FRAD: entities, terminology, user tasks 2. Review available training materials and documentation 3. Explore RDA Toolkit or printed version of RDA if have access; if not, review last full draft (caveat: some aspects changed):

5 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 65 How to prepare yourself 4. View webcasts/webinars and attend briefings, workshops, etc. 5. Read books and articles about RDA 6. Talk with cataloging colleagues in your library: share what you know with each other

6 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 66 How to prepare yourself 7. Talk with cataloging colleagues in other libraries 8. Create RDA practice records 9. Create more RDA practice records !!

7 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 67 How to prepare your colleagues Staff in all parts of your library Tell them what you’ve learned about FRBR, FRAD, RDA, MARC –In appropriate levels of detail –Telling someone else ensures you really do understand

8 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 68 Prepare your library: If implementing RDA Make policy decisions with colleagues from various areas: –Elements beyond RDA core elements you will include in own records and accept in copy records (consult with vendor and consortium as needed) –Decisions on options and alternatives or always apply cataloger judgment –Changes in existing records (e.g., form of access points, GMD vs fields)

9 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 69 Prepare your library: If not implementing RDA Make policy decisions with colleagues from various areas: –Add RDA records from vendors or other libraries to your catalog for resources in your collection? –If adding RDA records, accept with no changes? If make some changes, what changes?

10 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 610 Library system impact if RDA records in your catalog Talk with IT staff and/or vendor to ensure MARC 21 RDA changes were implemented (have been issued as regular MARC updates) Make decisions on display and indexing of new fields in your OPAC

11 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 611 Training and implementation If implementing RDA: –Develop training materials –Give demonstrations of the RDA Toolkit –Review mappings –Create templates, macros, workflows –Practice, practice, practice !!! –Discuss practice/real records –Foster cataloger judgment (includes “stamping out tweaking” of others’ records)

12 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 612 Training and implementation If not implementing RDA: –Explain changes from AACR2 so staff can understand records in Worldcat, etc. (and especially if RDA records will be added to your catalog) –Explain changes in MARC 21 formats

13 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 613 Inform your library’s users Explain changes in display and indexing If your policy is not to change authorized access points to the same form in all records, give guidance where forms are different

14 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 614 Down the road... Stay informed/investigate: –Controlled vocabularies on the Web –Linked data –Encoding schema successor to MARC 21 Talk with colleagues in other information communities (e.g., archives, museums) Enjoy exciting challenges and opportunities!

15 RDA for MLA/DLA 4 May Module 615 Questions now on today’s topics? Questions later on any aspect of RDA: = = = Questions on today’s presentation: or


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