Pre-conference: Cataloging Using RDA

Friday October 11th, 8:30am-4:00pm

Instructors: Keith Chapman (Rice University) & Jean Harden (University of North Texas)

Limited to 15 participants

This hands-on workshop taught by two music specialists will cover the FRBR framework that underlies RDA and how to find the information you need in the RDA Toolkit. Then we will discuss description, access, and relationships. Questions considered will include ones like these:

  • What is the principal source of information for this thing I am cataloging?
  • How do I record the title and statement of responsibility?
  • How do I enter publication/distribution/manufacture/copyright information?
  • What notes should I enter?
  • To what names or titles should I provide access?
  • What relationship designators should be used for names? For titles?
  • If what I’m cataloging is a “funny format,” what should I be sure to mention in the catalog record, and how do I do that?

Bring two or three items to catalog – score, sound recording, video, monograph, or whatever you normally handle. During the workshop you will create partial catalog records for these. You will be able to take the records home.

Pre-Conference Registration


If you would like to pre-pay for the conference, please use PayPal (see below).
You may also pay at the conference with either cash or check.

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