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Cataloging with RDA eCourse
Magda El-Sherbini
Item Number: 1541-9021
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $199.00
 
 
 
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Asynchronous eCourse beginning April 3, 2017 and continuing for 4 weeks
An ALA Editions eCourse facilitated by Magda El-Sherbini


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This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.


Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

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.


eCourse Outline

Week 1

  • Objectives and Principles for the design of RDA
  • FRBR and RDA Structure
  • Hands-on quiz 1
  • Description of Manifestation and Item  (part 1)
  • Forum
  • Hands-on quiz 2

Week 2

  • Description of Manifestation and Item (part 2)
  • Forum
  • Hands-on quiz 3

Week 3

  • Identifying Works and  Expressions
  • Forum
  • Hands-on quiz 4

Week 4

  • Relationships
  • Forum
  • 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:
  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities
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.
User Requirements

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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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at editionscoursehelp@ala.org.


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.
 
 

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