Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Getting Ready for RDA Meeting

NOTSL/ALAO-TEDSIG Joint Spring Meeting

Getting Ready for RDA: Preparing for the Transition

Libraries are gearing up for the first overhaul in cataloging rules in nearly three decades, coupled with the challenge of implementing them in a dramatically changed world of information. One major newcomer since the 1990s is FRBR so we invited Dr. Athena Salaba from Kent State SLIS to begin the meeting with a presentation on FRBR and its impact on libraries and their catalogs, as well as how it relates to RDA. Rick Block, Head of Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging at Columbia, and an adjunct professor at the Library Schools of the Pratt Institute and Long Island University, will follow with a brief overview of RDA and then provide us with ideas for how we can already start preparing for its implementation. As you can see, the objective of the day is not the nuts and bolts of these two new standards, but rather, getting ready to take on this new way of describing and retrieving information from our catalogs. Please join us as we prepare for this brave new world!

When:

May 14, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registrations and light refreshments
9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Workshops, lunch, NOTSL and TEDSIG business meetings

Location:

Shisler Convention Center
The Ohio State University, Wooster Campus
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691

This is post 3,700. What a long strange trip its been since March 5, 2002. Thanks to everyone who has read, commented and emailed me over the years.

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