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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:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/520055320.

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings*

 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 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/520055320

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

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


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ALCTS Webinar: FRBR and RDA

ALCTS is offering another webinar on RDA and FRBR. Remember that there is a fee for these webinars – please see details below.

ALCTS webinar: FRBR as a Foundation for RDA

Date: December 15, 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 cover the basics of FRBR, including its development and contents. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of the entity-relationship model on which FRBR is based, the FRBR entities and relationships, and the FRBR user tasks. The webinar will then address, through an exploration of RDA itself, how FRBR lies at the foundation of RDA’s structure, and what implications that might have on future database structures for our catalog descriptions.


Presenter: Robert L. Maxwell, one of the foremost authorities in the cataloging field, is senior librarian and chair of the Special Collections and Formats Catalog Department at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. His most recent book, FRBR : A Guide for the Perplexed, was published in 2008. He has chaired RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee of ACRL and has served on the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) of ALCTS. He is the author of the Highsmith Award-winning Maxwell’s Guide to Authority Work and/Maxwell’s Guide to AACR2. He holds a MLS from the University of Arizona, JD and MA from Brigham Young University, and PhD in classical languages and literature from the University of Toronto.



To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm 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 tferren@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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“Making the Most of RDA Toolkit”

Now that the RDA Toolkit has officially launched, perhaps you would like to see some of its features. If you’re weren’t able to go to the webinar on the toolkit or would like to revisit it, ALA Publishing has posted the session on its RDA website at: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/training/openaccesswebinar. They have also posted the PowerPoint slides at: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/sites/default/files/RDAToolkit_OpenAccess_Webinar.pdf.

For the video, they offer both training sessions if you want to get all the questions for both.

All in all, I found that this webinar presented material that they had already covered in their earlier webinar, “RDA Toolkit-A guided tour”. If you really want to know the ins and outs of the Toolkit, I would suggest signing up for the free access. To do this, just go to Open Access Period or Sign up by clicking here. And start playing around in the Toolkit itself.

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OCLC and RDA: Webinar

I was able to attend the recent OCLC webinar. There were four presenters: Karen Calhoun, Jean Godby, Ted Fons, and Glenn Patton. Lasting just a little bit over an hour, there was enough time for presenters and questions. The topics covered were a general overview of our diverse universe and the role of RDA in that universe. How OCLC wants to go beyond MARC21 and in particular its current projects on crosswalking metadata schemas. Then there was more information about how OCLC plans to set aside a working space for the libraries testing RDA.

In general, I found the presentations good but mostly a rehash of information already available on OCLC and RDA. The webinar seemed a good opportunity for OCLC to get the pulse of the community in regards to RDA and OCLC’s role with RDA. This was achieved through the use of user polling.

The first poll was about RDA’s objective. The leading response was that: “RDA will be more responsive to users’ finding, identifying, selecting, and obtaining wanted information from library catalogs and similar tools”.

The second poll was about how people are preparing for RDA or not. The leading response was that people were using a combination of methods to prepare for RDA including revamping cataloging policies, taking webinars, reading about new developments, or attending workshops.

If you were not able to sign up for the webinar, OCLC has a recording the information. You can also view the PPT slides.

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New Webinar on RDA

There is still time yet to register for this online webinar from NISO. Go to: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/bibcontrol09/#about. If you miss the cutoff date for this webinar, there is always the possibility of getting access to the archives for a fee.

Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup:
AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC

October 14, 2009
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Librarians, ILS vendors, and commercial cataloging service providers — as well as a wide variety of related service providers — all know that the proverbial, heavily acronym-spice “bibliographic control alphabet soup” involves the intelligent and well informed use of many ingredients. Chief in these are constantly evolving standards, combined with more than a sprinkling of creativity and insight. Three expert metadata chefs will analyze and discuss specific alphabetic ingredients already in use or soon to be implemented in the bib control kitchen.


1:00 – 1:10 p.m.: Introduction & Welcome
Karen A. Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

1:10 – 1:30 p.m.: AACR2, RDA, VIAF, and the Future: From There to Here to There
Barbara Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress

This presentation will focus on the differences between RDA and AACR2 and how the new code will better enable linked data for user access in the Web environment.

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: RDA Elements and Vocabularies: a Step Forward from MARC
Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse

As the lynchpin of hugely successful efforts by libraries to provide information on their holdings to both local and remote users, MARC has had an illustrious presence. However, the format is beginning to fail libraries as many of our partners and potential partners in a greatly enriched information ecosystem do not “speak” MARC but handle their data in very different ways. RDA elements and vocabularies represent the distillation of library descriptive knowledge, optimized for use within an environment that speaks XML, RDF, and linked data, and which seek to express that knowledge in an FRBR-aware manner. This webinar will provide a brief overview of RDA elements and vocabularies.

1:50 – 2:10 p.m.: Data-driven Evidence for Core MARC Records
William Moen, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas

This presentation will discuss results from an IMLS-sponsored research project that examined 56 million WorldCat bibliographic records and analyzed patterns of use by catalogers of available fields/subfields. The data provide evidence that can inform specifications for core records based on catalogers’ practices.

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.: Question & Answer Session


If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, use this PDF registration form.

Registration closes on October 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $79.00 (US and Canada)
    • $94.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $79.00
  • Non-Member
    • $99.00 (US and Canada)
    • $114.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $39.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on October 14, 2009. Cancellations made by October 7, 2009 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail on Monday, October 12th. (Anyone registering between Oct. 12th and 12:00 pm Eastern on Oct. 14th will receive the message upon receipt and processing of payment, within normal business hours.) We ask that registrants please turn off any spam blockers or filters to ensure that the information is received. Registrants unable to access e-mail during that time (out of office, etc.) should contact the NISO office to designate an alternate contact. Any registrant who has not received login instructions by 12:00 pm Eastern on October 14th must contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org or 301-654-2512.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person’s e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.

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