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RDA Lab: Persons

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Price: 
$125.00
ALA Member 
$112.50
Item Number:
1541-9483
Dates: 
Day:  September 22, 2020
Time:  3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Day:  September 29, 2020
Time:  3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Day:  October 6, 2020
Time:  3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Day:  October 13, 2020
Time:  3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
60 minutes each session
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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RDA Lab: Persons
A 4-part lab, taking place Tuesdays, September 22, September 29, October 6, and October 13, 2020, 3:30pm Eastern/2:30 Central/1:30 Mountain/12:30 Pacific, lasting one hour each session.

The updated RDA introduces several new elements for the entity Person and has fully developed the idea of Person as a sub-type of Agent. This module will demonstrate how to find and apply new and existing elements to describe a person. Topics covered in the module include appellation of person (including access points), other common elements used for person (e.g., biographical information and date of birth), finding person elements through their broader elements, and using an IRI for the person as a real-world object.

This lab is part of the RDA Lab Series.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a person using appropriate elements
  • Navigate to elements for persons using a variety of methods
  • Understand the distinction between an IRI for a person and an IRI for an element recorded for that person.

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

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Kate James

Kate James is an independent contractor and the author of an upcoming workbook on RDA. She served as a member of the RDA Steering Committee from 2013-2019. In her role as RDA Examples Editor, she was a key contributor to the redesign of the RDA Toolkit. Kate previously worked as a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division, where some of her responsibilities included staff training on RDA and editing the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and the Descriptive Cataloging Manual. She has given presentations on RDA in the United States and internationally.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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