Asynchronous eCourse beginning April 3, 2017 and continuing for 4 weeks
An ALA Editions eCourse facilitated by Magda El-Sherbini
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Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request
After participating in this eCourse, you will:
- Create original records using RDA
- Describe manifestation, item, work, and expression
- Identify and record relationships between entities
As more libraries around the world adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access, knowledge of how to catalog library materials using this new standard is a crucial skill. In this eCourse, RDA expert Magda El-Sherbini will get you started with hands-on training that focuses on print monographs and will cover both description and access. You’ll also participate in exercises using real-world examples of RDA concepts. El-Sherbini will be available to discuss these concepts and answer your questions on discussion boards, and you’ll be able to solidify these skills with quizzes that provide interactive feedback.
- Objectives and Principles for the design of RDA
- FRBR and RDA Structure
- Hands-on quiz 1
- Description of Manifestation and Item (part 1)
- Hands-on quiz 2
- Description of Manifestation and Item (part 2)
- Hands-on quiz 3
- Identifying Works and Expressions
- Hands-on quiz 4
- Comprehensive quiz
How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on April 3, 2017. Your participation will require approximately six hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to:
Instructor Magda El-Sherbini will monitor discussion boards regularly during the four-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.
- Read, listen to or view online content
- Post to online discussion boards
- Complete weekly assignments or activities
Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files.
ALA Editions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.
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About the Instructor
Magda El-Sherbini is Head of the Ohio State University Libraries' Cataloging Department. In this capacity, she oversees the department’s cataloging activities. She supervises the department's four cataloging units as well as four faculty members and their respective staffs. She also serves on several library committees and is the author of numerous library publications. She has served as a member of the ALA RDA Advisory Board, which addresses issues related to the online publishing of RDA, tests the product online, and provides feedback to the publisher.