RDA and Your Comments

**** Call For Proposals ****

RDA @ Your Library: An Amigos Online Event

When: 9:00am- 4:00pm, Friday, February 4, 2011

Where: Amigos Online Classroom

Website:  http://rda.amigos.org

Do you have something to say about RDA? Amigos Library Services presents RDA @ Your Library, an online conference scheduled for February 4, 2011. We are accepting proposals for speakers, http://rda.amigos.org/node/4.   Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM central standard time on September 17, 2010.

RDA @ Your Library

Resource Description and Access (RDA) was released June 23, 2010. It was designed to replace the existing Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition (AACR2).  Prior to implantation, the USA National Libraries (Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library) are testing RDA to assure the operational, technical, and economic feasibility of RDA.  See more on the testing process and partnerships on the Library of Congress website http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/RDAtest/rdatest.html.

The Amigos Library Services online RDA @ Your Library conference will cover a variety of topics to ensure a balanced conference.  Topics include RDA background/overview (FRBR and FRAD concepts), AACR2 to RDA, RDA as Data (including a background on the concept of changes needed to library metadata) as well as why RDA might not be the right choice for libraries.  Confirmed speakers include Barbara Tillett, Michael Gorman, Diane Hillmann, Karen Coyle, John Attig, Robert Maxwell, J. McRee Elrod, James Weinheimer, and many others!

Additionally, various Integrated Library Systems vendors will present on their intentions towards RDA (representatives from III, VTLS and Equinox are confirmed).  Troy Linker with ALA Publishing will present on AACR2 to RDA from the co-publishers perspective.  Linda Gabel with OCLC will discuss OCLC Contract Cataloging Department’s experiences as one of the test sites and how OCLC itself is dealing with RDA.

RDA @ Your Library will provide both basic and advanced information.  Amigos Library Services is looking for your point of view of RDA for your library.


Please submit your proposal using our online webform found http://rda.amigos.org/node/4

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM central standard time, September 17, 2010

Each session will be 45 minutes in length.

Possible topics:

How to incorporate RDA in your library or how to remain an AACR2 library

What your library will do if the standard is accepted by Library of Congress

Print or online? Where do you get RDA?

What your library plans to do in your library ILS to accommodate AACR2 and RDA

If you’re interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don’t worry — we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from catalogers, metadata specialists, and all interested or involved in RDA in academic, public, school, and special libraries.

Carol Seiler, MLS
Continuing Education Librarian
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
(800) 843-8482 ext. 2828
(972) 340-2828 (direct)
(972) 991-6061 (fax)