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ALCTS webinar:  RDA: Benefits for Users and Catalogers


Date: November 3, 2010

Time: All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


Description: This webinar will explore the benefits of RDA. It will begin by looking at how RDA evolved from AACR2, and will discuss how RDA’s new direction is advantageous for both users and catalogers. Do RDA’s objectives and principles have an impact on the user? How do RDA’s instructions make a difference for the cataloger? Will resource descriptions be more precise? Can RDA data support improved navigation? Will RDA allow us to get cataloging data out of library silos? The webinar will be an opportunity to look at these questions and consider the practical effect of RDA guidelines and instructions on resource description and resource discovery


Presenter: Chris Oliver has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989, as a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager. Her current position is Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities. She received her M.A. and M.L.I.S. degrees from McGill University. Chris is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing and has served as a member of the Joint Steering Committee’s Format Variation Working Group and as Chair of the RDA Outreach Group. She is the author of Introducing RDA: a Guide to the Basics.




To register, complete the online registration form at for the session you would like to attend.


Registration Fee: NOTE:  This is one of four webinars on various aspects of RDA to be presented by ALCTS this fall.   Special rates apply.
ALCTS member: $39 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $66 (save $12), all four webinars for $120 (save $36)

Non-member: $49 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $86 (save $12), all four webinars for $160 (save $36)

Group rates: $99 each webinar, any 2 webinars for $178 (save $20), all four webinars for $346 (save $50)


Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.


The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.


For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or


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