Canadian Techical Services Interest Group: Pre-Conference on RDA

TSIG is giving another pre-conference this year on the subject of RDA at the annual CLA in Edmonton, Alberta. Registration is still open if you are able to go to Edmonton. The pre-conference takes place on June 2, 2010. Hopefully, like last year, TSIG will post the presentation materials.

Here’s the details:

Shaping Tomorrow’s metadata with RDA
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Time: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Location: Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue

Please note this event will NOT be webcast.


A new standard that will enable cataloguers to create metadata that is compatible with internationally established principles, models, and standards, RDA focuses on user tasks and the information users need. This year our focus will be on the new places where RDA is taking us and how RDA positions us for the next generation of resource description and resource discovery. Topics include: development and implementation in Canada and around the world; the effects of FRBRization on resource discovery; and, a presentation of the Metadata Service Toolkit and its potential use for transforming MARC data to RDA.


8:30 – Registration

9:00 – Welcome (Marcia Salmon, York University, Convenor of the Technical Services Interest Group)

9:15 – Moving Cataloguing into the 21st Century (Tom Delsey)

10:15 – break

10:30 – What You Need to Know About FRBR and FRAD When Reading RDA. Update on FRSAD and future developments in the FRBR family of conceptual models (Pat Riva)

11:20 – Demystifying RDA: Similarities and differences between AACR and RDA (Chris Oliver)

12:15 – Lunch (onsite)

1:30 – Implementation in Canada: Implementation at Library and Archives Canada, Documentation, and Training (Speaker from Library and Archives Canada)

2:00 – MARC21 Changes to Accomodate RDA (Speaker from the Canadian Committee on MARC)

2:30 – The eXtensible Catalog and its Metadata Services Toolkit: Preparing Library Metadata for New Environments and Standards (Jennifer Bowen)

3:45 – break

4:00 – Demonstration of the RDA Toolkit (Speaker to be announced)

4:45 – Additional questions and Wrap-up

About the speakers

Online registration @ CLA