ALCTS Webinar: RDA and “Robust Metadata Infrastructure”

Perhaps you thought that talk about RDA would be slowed until closer to 2013. Well you thought wrong. ALCTS is offering a FREE webinar called “Aiming for a robust metadata infrastructure for the future” on Monday August 1, 2011. To register, go to:

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 ALCTS webinar: Aiming for a Robust Metadata Infrastructure for the Future

 Date: Monday, August 1, 2011
This session is intended to last 90 minutes starting at: 11:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Mountain, 1:30pm Central, 2:30pm Eastern

 Description: The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine have jointly determined that to achieve a viable and robust metadata infrastructure for the future, RDA–Resource Description & Access should be in that future. This decision was not made lightly, but based on a substantive test using RDA in which 23 libraries and the three U.S. national libraries participated. This webinar will share the thoughts of LC’s Associate Librarian for Library Services, Deanna Marcum, and its Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Beacher Wiggins. Dr. Marcum will give her reactions to reviewing and accepting the recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. Mr. Wiggins, a Coordinating Committee co-chair, will describe the test, findings, and analyses that led to the recommendation to implement RDA not sooner than January 2013.

 Presenters:  Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress and Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress


Fees: There is no charge to attend this webinar but advance registration is required

 To register, complete the online registration form at

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or