New Webinar on RDA

ALA TechSource just announced a new webinar on RDA entitled “Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future “. There are 3 presentations by Karen Coyle, Chris Oliver and Diane Hillmann.  The registration fee is $135. You can register at ALA TechSource’s website.

In a earlier post, I mentioned that there is ample material that can be found on the web in terms of learning about RDA. But of course, this means reading archived material on several listservs, blog posts, articles, pdf’s, ppt’s, and other materials scattered to the four winds. Looking for these materials, especially if you’ve just begun, can be daunting. In this case, such a webinar could be a good place to start. Karen and Dianne will provide a solid introduction to the more technical points of RDA such as how RDA relates to the semantic web and how RDA will change how we think of metadata. Chris, who wrote an introduction to RDA for ALA publishing, will most likely speak about how RDA responds better than AACR2 to such things as electronic resources and the digital world.

Here’s the blurb about the webinar/course.

RDA is here. Your catalog is loaded with MARC records, built on AACR2. You use a mix of metadata standards for non-book content. You must integrate RDA data with your legacy records. You wonder what consititutes an RDA record and are looking for answers.

Karen Coyle, Chris Oliver, and Diane Hillmann have closely followed the development of RDA with questions like these in mind. In this three-part workshop, they will lead a discussion of RDA, from its roots in AACR2 to its potential for sharing library data on the Web. Get the information you need—register today for this three-session workshop!

Session 1: New Models of Metadata
Led by Karen Coyle
October 27, 2010. 2:30 p.m. EDT

Session 2: RDA: Designed for Current and Future Environments
Led by Chris Oliver
November 10, 2010. 2:30 p.m. EST

Session 3: RDA Vocabularies in the Semantic Web
Led by Diane Hillmann
November 17, 2010 2:30 p.m. EST

Sign up today and engage in discussion and interactive learning that you can’t get anywhere else!

About the Instructors

  • Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries. She worked for over 20 years at the University of California in the California Digital Library and has served on library and information standards committees.
  • Chris Oliver is a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager at the McGill University Library. She is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and has been a member of the Committee since 1997. She has presented on RDA in Canada, the United States and internationally.
  • Diane Hillmann is currently Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates.

About ALA TechSource Workshops
ALA TechSource Workshops are focused, small-group online discussions that give you the opportunity to learn from experts who offer authoritative answers to your questions, as well as to interact with colleagues who have similar concerns. Workshops are recorded and, along with other materials, are made available to attendees for future reference.


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