Copy Descriptive Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA

From $100 usd
Tue Aug 17, 10:00 AM - Thu Aug 19, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 100.00
Non-Member Price: $ 200.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 250.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 500.00


Class Description: Here is your chance to work with RDA (Resource Description and Access) while learning the fundamentals of copy cataloging of monographs. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the foundations behind RDA, and use the tools included in the RDA Toolkit.

This workshop will cover the essentials of copy cataloging, key MARC tags, basic access point control and why it is important, and where to find good MARC records. Among the topics discussed will be the chief source of information, physical description, primary access point, and the choice of additional access points. Participants will learn the appropriate MARC fixed and variable fields for books and will study the relationships among these fields. Several MARC record examples will be examined, and a number of hands-on copy cataloging exercises will be included.

The booklet for this workshop contains an RDA Workflow providing the relevant RDA rules, the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and MARC coding information. The OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards will also be used.

Note: This is a general copy cataloging course and questions regarding specific local systems will NOT be covered.


Location and Access: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information prior to the class date.

Prerequisites: Attending the MARC: An Introduction workshop (or working knowledge of MARC). Access to the RDA Toolkit is helpful but not required.

Credits: This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.

Registration Information: You are welcome to register for this workshop as long as it remains open on our website. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent prior to the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email training@mcls.org to request it.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here. Pricing & Policies

Susan Pritts

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Categories