Special Topics Workshop Series

Special Topics Workshop Series

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$250.00
ALA Member: 
$ 225.00
Item Number:
1541-9425
Dates: 
Day:  July 15, 2019
Time:  12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Day:  July 22, 2019
Time:  12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Day:  July 29, 2019
Time:  12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Day:  August 5, 2019
Time:  12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Day:  August 12, 2019
Time:  12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes each workshop
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Special Topics Workshop Series
A bundle of five 90-minute workshops, taking place on Mondays, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, and August 12, 2019, starting at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00 Mountain/9:00 Pacific each workshop

The RDA Online Orientations provide an introduction and illustrative examples to the many changes to RDA and RDA Toolkit introduced during the 3R Project. These series will provide a foundation of knowledge on which to optimize usage of the new and revised RDA and RDA Toolkit.

This series dives into the practices prescribed in the revised RDA and RDA Toolkit. Webinars will range from specialized topics such as aggregates and data provenance to new practices such as application profiles and recording methods. Fresh approaches to common practices like creating access points and transcription are also addressed.

Webinars included in this series:

Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar will provide you with a clear understanding of each recording method by providing examples and relating the recording methods to current cataloging practice. You’ll then learn to apply unstructured description to building manifestation statements.

Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar will address how RDA currently handles data provenance and preview its future treatment. The content will cover recording data provenance as it relates to sources of information, vocabulary encoding schemes and string encoding schemes.

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar covers the modeling of aggregates (manifestations embodying multiple expressions) and serials in the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) and the implementation of this modeling in the new RDA Toolkit.

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar will explore how these new access points may impact existing authority control practices. It will also provide an overview, with practical examples, of how to create authorized and variant access points for new and existing RDA entities.

Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern

This webinar introduces the basic concept of an application profile for selecting the data entities and elements required for an application or service associated with the recording and use of metadata. The webinar describes the aspects specified by a profile, including the "core" and repeatability status of an element and the controlled terminology and recording method to be used for an element.

You can purchase registration for these workshops separately or as a bundle. If you register for this series or the New Concepts Series, you will be contacted by RDA at the end of the series to receive a 20% discount to the RDA Toolkit, pending you have not had an active subscription in the past two years. For more details, email rdatoolkit@ala.org.

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Bill Walker

In his 23 years with Amigos Library Services, Bill Walker provided training and support for OCLC cataloging products and services, served as an Imaging Field Services Officer, and then served as a Cataloging and Metadata Trainer. His courses covered all aspects of digital projects and metadata, including cataloging and RDA. Prior to joining Amigos in 1996, Bill served as Music Cataloger at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; a Master of Music in music theory; and a Master of Science in library science from the University of North Texas, Denton.  Bill is currently retired.  

Thurstan Young

Thurstan Young is a Collection Metadata Analyst working at the British Library.  His role includes delivery of RDA training, and he is one of the developers of the British Library’s “RDA in a Day” course. Thurstan also maintains the MARC 21 bibliographic format mappings within the RDA Toolkit. He previously served as Secretary to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA and currently serves as U.K. Representative to the MARC Advisory Committee.

Ed Jones

Ed Jones has been cataloging serials, on and off, since 1976, and over the years has authored several scholarly papers and made numerous presentations on serials cataloging, the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models, and RDA. He has been a member of the CONSER Operations Committee, on and off, since 1981, and recently served as an RDA advisor. In 1995, he received his doctorate in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently associate director for assessment and technical services at National University in San Diego.

Adam Baron

Adam Baron is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of North Texas. He is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Standing Committee on Training (SCT) and the PCC SCT LRM Training Task Group. He is also a trainer and reviewer for the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and coordinator of the NACO Texas Funnel. Previously, he was a cataloger at Concordia University in Montreal and taught cataloging at McGill University.

Gordon Dunsire

Gordon Dunsire is the RDA Technical Team Liaison Officer. He was formerly Chair of the RDA Steering Committee and has been involved with the development of RDA since the 1997 Toronto conference on the future of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. He is a member of the Cataloguing Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and institutions (IFLA) and is a member or liaison of the groups that develop and maintain the IFLA bibliographic standards, including the Library Reference Model, International Standard Bibliographic Description, and UNIMARC. Gordon worked in the academic library sector for 35 years before retiring in 2010 as Head of the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde to become an independent consultant. He was a recipient in 1998 of the Library Association Charter Centenary Gold Medal for technical contributions to libraries in Scotland and a recipient of an IFLA medal in 2016 for contributions to the development of linked data for libraries. Gordon is co-author of Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web and is widely published in professional journals. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

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