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RDA for Music: Scores (Music Library Association Workshop)
Nancy Lorimer and Kevin Kishimoto
Item Number: 1541-9036
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $90.00
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RDA for Music: Scores (Music Library Association Workshop)
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

In this workshop, Nancy Lorimer and Kevin Kishimoto will teach you the basics of cataloging music scores using RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new global cataloging standard and successor to AACR2. This workshop will be invaluable for anyone who catalogs music scores.

Topics include:

  • RDA instructions pertaining to notated music and its location in the RDA Toolkit
  • Differences between RDA and AACR2 instructions for cataloging scores
  • Supplemental guidelines for cataloging music in RDA, including the Music Library Association's Best Practices
  • MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for notated music

About the Instructors

Nancy Lorimer is the Head of Music Technical Services at Stanford University, where she was previously a co-leader of the RDA implementation group. Since 2010, she has been cataloging music materials of all types and creating music authority records. She is Chair of the Music Library Association Genre/Form task force and coordinator for the SACO Music Funnel. She is a member of the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee and represents Music on the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials steering committee and RDA committee. Lorimer was an instructor for the joint California Library Association/Music Library Association, Southern California Chapter webinar on music cataloging in 2012 and at MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.

Kevin Kishimoto is the Music Cataloger at the University of Chicago, where for over three years he has been using RDA to catalog audio recordings, scores, books, videos, and other oddities. He is an active member of the Music Library Association's Subject Access Subcommittee which, in conjunction with the Library of Congress, developed a new thesaurus for musical medium of performance. He is also a member of the JSC Music Working Group, assisting the JSC in the revision and development of instructions for describing music resources in RDA. Kishimoto is an instructor and presenter on RDA music topics and recently taught a three-day workshop on music cataloging in RDA. He was also an instructor for MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.

Founded in 1931, Music Library Association (MLA) is the professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and all aspects of music materials in libraries. MLA provides a professional forum for librarians, archivists, and others who support and preserve the world’s musical heritage.

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ALA Editions Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best decisions for your library. Your registration includes recommended readings to enhance your learning and support focused discussion in chat. This ALA Editions Workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

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