Cataloging Music Resources in RDA: Resource Description and Access

Cataloging Music Resources in RDA: Resource Description and Access
facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2015


Are you struggling with cataloging music in your library? In this new eCourse, Archer-Capuzzo will explore the unique challenges of cataloging music resources and focuses on how RDA Toolkit meets these challenges.

After taking this eCourse you will be able to:

Recognize the primary traits of RDA records for music resources
Apply RDA rules to music resources to create original records for scores, sound recordings, and video recordings
Identify the differences between Works, Expressions, Manifestations, and Items and how those differences affect cataloging of music materials
Interpret the instructions in RDA Toolkit in order to create high-quality catalog records for music resources

Introduction to RDA

Introduction to RDA

Instructor: Melissa Adler
Dates: February 2-27, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175


Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new library cataloging for
resource description and discovery, replacing AACR2. Upon completion of
this four-week course you will be familiar with Functional Requirements
for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), the conceptual model on which RDA is
based. You will be able to recognize and create bibliographic records
using RDA and will be directed to the most recent and helpful resources
that are available to help guide you through the transition to RDA. The
course will cover the basic concepts required to confidently navigate
and apply the guidelines in the RDA Toolkit.

– Topics covered in this course include:
– Issues surrounding the change to RDA
– Identifying FRBR entities – Works, Expressions, Manifestations, Items
– Using the RDA Toolkit
– MARC fields for RDA
– Relationships in RDA
– RDA vocabularies
– Basic introduction to principles of linked data

Each week will include an introduction to the week’s content, a few
readings, and an exercise or quiz that provides hands-on practice.
Participation in discussion forums will also be required. Expect to
spend about 3.5 hours on coursework each week. Basic knowledge of MARC21
is not required, but is recommended as a prerequisite for taking this

Melissa Adler is Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky
School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches courses in
Information Organization and other areas of librarianship. She holds a
PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin
Madison and has seven years of academic library experience, primarily in
the realm of cataloging.

Course structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class
participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment info
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction.
The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment
gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards.
(Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution
wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.

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RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings

RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings 

MLA Workshop with Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin

Thursday, October 2, 2014
3:30-5:00pm ET | 2:30-4:00pm CT
1:30-3:00pm MT | 12:30-2:00pm PT
90 minutes

In this workshop, Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin will teach the basics of cataloging classical music audio recordings using RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new global cataloging standard and successor to AACR2. This workshop is designed for anyone who catalogs these materials and would like to learn how to do so using RDA.

Topics include

  • RDA instructions pertaining to classical music audio recordings and their location in the RDA Toolkit
  • Supplemental guidelines for cataloging classical music audio recording using RDA, including the Music Library Association’s Best Practices
  • MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for classical music audio recordings
  • Situations commonly encountered in cataloging these materials

Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description

Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description
Adam Baron, May Chan, and Marcia Salmon

3-hour open forum
Friday, April 25, 2014
2:00-5:00pm ET | 1:00-4:00pm CT
12:00-3:00pm MT |
11:00am-2:00pm PT


Join colleagues across the world for a unique opportunity to engage informally with a group of RDA: Resource Description and Access experts to ask questions and get answers based on others’ experience and knowledge.

This three-hour open forum allows you to drop in at your convenience to obtain and share information on the RDA-related issues that matter most to you. Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description will be led by panelists Adam Baron, May Chan, and Marcia Salmon.

The webinar will focus on:

Bibliographic description
Monograph cataloging
Transitioning to RDA
Best training resources

Bring your questions about these topics, carrier types, publication statements, preferred titles, and more. Stay for 20 minutes or stay for the full three hours—this is your chance to get your RDA questions answered!

ALCTS Webinar: RDA: Staff Training, Implementation, and Monographic Workflow

ALCTS Webinar: RDA: Staff Training, Implementation, and Monographic Workflow

Wednesday,March 19, 2014

All webinar sessions are one hour in length and begin at 11
am Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


This webinar will focus on describing the process of one academic library’s
journey into adoption and integration of the Resource Description and
Access (RDA) cataloging rules into the monographic copy cataloging
workflows, following the adoption by the Library of Congress and other
national libraries. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library took a
very practical and functional approach to implementation and training. The
webinar will cover:

-Internal and external factors that affect implementation
-Challenges of and practical solutions to being a single trainer at an
-Statistical measurements of the initial workflow output

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

-Identify strategies for RDA implementation, training, and workflow
-Comprehend one successful RDA monographic workflow implementation at an
academic library
-Gain an understanding of a successful training program for foundational
FRBR and RDA concepts
-Learn useful training tips and techniques for trainers of copy
cataloging staff

Who Should Attend?

Cataloging managers and those who find themselves in a position of training
non-librarian copy cataloging staff.


Stephen Smith, Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, has been a cataloger and catalog manager for more than two
decades. He has trained and mentored more than fifty library school
graduate assistants as catalogers and has taught numerous workshops on
descriptive cataloging and authority control for library staff across the
state of Illinois. Stephen produced an electronic interactive tutorial on
authority control for the Illinois OCLC Users’ Group which won the
LITA/Library Hi Tech award in 2002.
Date & Times

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:

11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Fee ($USD)

Individual participants:

ALCTS Member . . . . . $43

Nonmember . . . . . $59

International . . . . . $43


Applies to a group of people that will watch the webinar together from one
access point.

Member group . . . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to
the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to
the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time
it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording
at your convenience.
Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media
player software. Headphones recommended.
How to Register

To register, complete the online registration
register by mailfor
the session you would like to attend.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034

*Presented by the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings

RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings
MLA Workshop with Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto

Thursday, April 17, 2014
2:30-4:00pm ET | 1:30-3:00pm CT
12:30-2:00pm MT | 11:30am-1:00pm PT
90 minutes


RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new global cataloging standard, the successor to AACR2, and already implemented in the Library of Congress and many other libraries. In this Workshop, Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto will teach the basics of cataloging popular music, jazz, and world music audio recordings using RDA. This Workshop will be invaluable for anyone who catalogs these materials and would like to learn how to do so using RDA.

Topics include

RDA instructions pertaining to audio recordings and their location in RDA Toolkit
Differences between audio recordings instructions in RDA and AACR2
Aspects of RDA and FRBR that affect access to audio recordings of popular music, jazz, and world music
Supplemental guidelines for cataloging music in RDA, including the Music Library Association’s Best Practices
MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for audio recordings

Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access

Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access

Asynchronous eCourse beginning February 17, 2014 and continuing for 4 weeks
facilitated by Magda El-Sherbini
Register $175
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, Magda El-Sherbini will lead this 4-week, asynchronous eCourse, beginning February 17, to help you get started. This eCourse features updated content that reflects new developments in RDA.

After taking this eCourse 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

RDA Toolkit—Essentials

Learn the basics of RDA Toolkit—Essentials webinar on December 18, 2013

For those who are relatively new to RDA Toolkit, need a refresher, or want to learn the basics, the RDA Toolkit Essentials webinar is a useful introduction to the cataloging website. The webinar covers the basics of navigating and searching RDA Toolkit and includes tips on how to use RDA Toolkit for RDA training.

Join us for the RDA Toolkit Essentials webinar on December 18, 2013, 9:30 AM Central Standard Time (-6 UTC). Learn more about RDA Toolkit Essentials.

LYRASIS Presents: 2nd Friday Series

via ili-l

LYRASIS Professional Development invites you to join us in our virtual librarian’s lounge every 2nd Friday scheduled from 12:30 – 2:00 pm (EST). During each session, you will be given the opportunity to connect with your peers, discuss the hottest topics, and share best practices

Member Cost: $25
Non-Member Cost: $35

We kick off this series Friday, April 8th with RDA in a Nutshell. For more information or to register please see:

April 8, 2011: RDA in a Nutshell from FRBR to RDA

There has been quite a bit discussion about Resource Description and Access (RDA). This session will provide an overview of the essentials of RDA and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), as well as the highlight some of the differences in cataloging practice RDA would introduce.

RDA Workshop with Oliver, Coyle, and Hillmann

Using RDA: Moving into the Metadata Future
With Chris Oliver, Karen Coyle, and Diane Hillmann

Three 90-minute sessions
Wednesdays May 11, May 18, and May 25
2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT | 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
12:00 – 1:30 PM MDT | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

Oliver, Coyle, and Hillmann are back, updating the popular workshop on RDA from Fall 2010, and offering new perspectives. Learn about the promise of RDA, from its roots in AACR2 to its potential for sharing library data on the Web.

This ALA TechSource workshop will cover

  • RDA as AACR2 deconstructed
  • Alignment with the conceptual models, FRBR and FRAD
  • Semantic web concepts and application profiles
  • The Open Metadata Registry and the RDA Vocabularies
  • And much more
Chris Oliver is a cataloguing librarian and cataloguing manager at the McGill University Library.
Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries.
Diane Hillmann is currently Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse and partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates.