ALCTS Webinar: “Recommendations from the RDA Test”

This webinar is part of a 5 part series from ALCTS on the topic of RDA. There is this webinar followed RDA and Cartographic materials, RDA and Music (2 webinars), then RDA and Law materials. It is necessary to register and pay either for an individual webinar or the series. You’ll find the information below if you’re interested.

Review of the findings and recommendations concerning the RDA implementation presented in the Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee that highlights key findings and the basis for those findings. Discussion of the rationale behind the specific recommendations and timelines and strategies for individuals and institutions preparing for the RDA implementation.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone wanting to learn about RDA.
Barbara Bushman is the Assistant Head, Cataloging Section, National Library of Medicine. Prior to coming to NLM in 2006 she held a variety of positions at UCLA including Special Projects Cataloger at the UCLA Law Library; Assistant Head, Catalog & Bindery Division, UCLA Biomedical Library; and Sciences and Hebrew/Judaica Cataloger, UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center. Ms. Bushman serves as one of the NLM’s representatives on the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. In addition she is a member of the ALCTS CCS RDA Planning and Training Task Force and previously served as the PCC liaison to the ALCTS RDA Implementation Task Force. Ms. Bushman has previously presented on the U.S. RDA test for the Special Libraries Association, the American Library Association, and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee. . She received her MLIS from UCLA.

Regina Romano Reynolds is ISSN Coordinator at the Library of Congress and former head of the National Serials Data Program, now called the U.S. ISSN Center. She has been trying to tame various e-serials beasts since the late 1980’s when they first began to seek ISSN. She co-chairs an internal LC group coordinating the development of projects related to the recommendations of LC’s Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control and is a member of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Steering Committee. A frequent speaker at conferences and meetings held around the world, she is the incoming co-chair of the working group which will revise ISO 8:1977, the Presentation of Periodicals, and currently serves on NISO’s PIE-J Working Group, which is developing recommended practices for the presentation and identification of e-journals. Reynolds was the 1999 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarian Award and the 2004 winner of NASIG’s Marcia Tuttle International Grant. Reynolds has an A.M.L.S. (Beta Phi Mu) from the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This session is intended to last an hour, starting:

11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern

Credits or CEUs
A series of 5 webinars on RDA will be offered between August and December 2011. They are:

August 31: Recommendations from the RDA Test: Where Do We Go from Here?
September 28: RDA and Cartographic Materials: Mapping a New Route
October 19: RDA and Music: Scores
October 26: RDA and Music: Sound Recordings
November 2: Cataloging Law Materials with RDA
You may purchase any one of the sessions or the series of sessions. If you purchase the series after some of the sessions have been presented live, you’ll be given the access information for the webcasts of those sessions in addition to the live access to future sessions.

(see website for fees)

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
Technical Requirements
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the recording, see the FAQ.

How to Register
To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration: call 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