Thursday, May 14, 2009


Pre-conference, Friday, July 10, 8:30-5:00

Title: RDA, FRBR, FRAD: Making the Connection

Speakers: Barbara Tillett (Library of Congress), Glenn Patton (OCLC), Robert Maxwell Brigham Young Univ.), and Tom Delsey (JSC)

This pre-conference concentrates on the role of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records(FRBR) and the Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) in Resource Description and Access (RDA). The necessity of understanding these new conceptual foundations is key to the transition to the future cataloging environment. Participants will hear from a panel of experts on FRBR and FRAD attributes and relationships, new terminology and concepts, and participate in practical hands-on exercises.

Location: Hyatt, Columbus Hall I/J

See ALA Annual Conference registration for details on pricing, etc.

4-hour program, Saturday, July 11, 1:30-5:30 pm

Title: Look Before You Leap: Taking RDA For a Test-Drive

Speakers: Barbara Bushman (National Library of Medicine), John Espley (VTLS, Inc.), Shawne Miksa (COI, UNT), Nannette Naught (IMT, Inc.)

This program focuses on giving librarians the opportunity to ‘test-drive’ RDA. It will examine the content and organization of RDA (compared with AACR2). Program speakers will focus on the RDA online product, creating workflows, RDA in ILS systems, testing of RDA, its affect on the MARC format, and RDA education.

Location: McCormick Place West, room W-134

RDA Implementation Task Force, business meeting, Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30
Location: Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 4A
RDA Implementation Task Force, ALCTS/CCS

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