Planning and Preparing for RDA

Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access
Facilitated by Magda El-Sherbini

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013
There are already many catalog records “in the wild” that are compliant with RDA: Resource Description and Access. Now is the perfect time for anyone involved in cataloging and technical services to prepare and put plans in place for implementing RDA. An active participant in development of the RDA instructions, El-Sherbini will lead this 4-week, asynchronous eCourse to help you get started.
After taking this course you will be able to:
• Explain the conceptual difference between AACR2 and RDA
• Craft cataloging policies and procedures
• Create a staff training plan
• Draft an RDA implementation plan
• Craft strategies for communicating about RDA throughout the library
Magda El-Sherbini is Head of The Ohio State University Libraries’ Cataloging Department where she oversees cataloging activities. She supervises the four cataloging units as well as four faculty members and their staffs. She also serves on many library committees and is the author of numerous library publications. She served as a member of the ALA RDA Advisory Board, addressing issues and testing the product.