Do you happen to be off to New Orleans at the end of the month? And are you also interested in learning more or catching up on RDA? Here’s a list of some of the forums on RDA that was recently posted to the RDA list from the RDA Programming Task Form:
RDA Update Forum—ALA Annual Conference 2011
The Resource Description and Access (RDA) Update Forum will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm (Hilton Riverside, Versailles Ballroom). The national testing of RDA has been completed and the data analyzed. Please join us to learn more about the outcome of the test, the national libraries’ implementation decision, and discussion about potential impact on PCC cataloging. Scheduled presenters include: Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress), Chris Cole (NAL), Jennifer Marill (NLM), John Riemer (Chair PCC), a representative from OCLC, and Troy Linker (ALA Publishing).
Vendor Plans for Implementing RDA
This forum will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011, 10:30-12:00 (Riverside Hilton, Versailles Ballroom). RDA will have an impact, not on only cataloging workflows, but on integrated library systems. New MARC fields and terminology will need to be added to system indexes. OPACs will need to be configured to display new bibliographic information to users. The RDA Toolkit is being designed to allow linking from third-party software like integrated library systems. What are ILS vendors doing to accommodate these changes? A panel of 3-5 vendors will discuss their plans. Scheduled speakers include: Ann Arthur (Sirsi Dynix), John Espley (VTLS), Galen Charlton (VP, Data Services at Equinox Software, Inc. ), Todd Walker (Principal Developer, Destiny Project, Follett Software Company), Troy Linker (ALA Publishing) and Nannette Naught (VP, Information Management Team, Inc.).
On Beyond Zebra :Taking RDA beyond MARC
The Dr. Seuss book – On Beyond Zebra – unveils the alphabet that starts after Z. This panel highlights experiences and ongoing discoveries of those who are going ‘on beyond zebra’ – Bravely defining new RDA frontiers. Explore further afield than MARC. Discover RDA-related developments in the interesting worlds of Dublin Core, linked data, ONIX, and beyond. Please join us Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:30-12:00 (Morial Convention Center, Rooms 393-394). Speakers include: Gordon Dunshire (Depute Director, Centre for Digital Library Research
University of Strathclyde), Jean Godby (Research Scientist, Metadata Schema Transformations
OCLC), Jane Greenberg (Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jennifer Bowen (Co-Executive Director, eXtensible Catalog Project, University of Rochester Libraries), and Jenn Riley (Metadata Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Education and Training for Using RDA
This session is for library and information school educators and anyone interested in conducting training sessions for RDA. We will discuss how to integrate RDA into existing coursework and training, identify documents that can assist in training, and review approaches for the effective education of library and information school students and practicing catalogers when learning RDA. Session participants are encouraged to bring documents to the session to share that they have created or have felt useful when teaching RDA. Please join us Monday, June 27, 2011, 10:30-12:00 in the Morial Convention Center, Room 352.
Co-moderators: June Abbas (School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma), Kathryn La Barre (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Marjorie Bloss (Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Dominican University)
RDA Programming Taskforce Planning Meeting
Please join our planning meeting to share ideas about future programs at ALA related to RDA. We will be meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2011, in the Morial Convention Center, Room 341 from 4:00 – 5:30.