Basics of RDA Conceptual Models

From $60 usd
Thu Dec 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 60.00
  • Non-Member: $ 120.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 150.00
  • Non-Member: $ 300.00

Class Description:

Learn the basics of conceptual models used in RDA: Resources Description and Access and understand how they are used in cataloging to support discovery. This workshop will review two concepts which we currently use in cataloging: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD). It will also introduce the new IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) which is incorporated into the new RDA Toolkit. The workshop emphasizes understanding the practical application of these models in RDA cataloging. It provides cataloging examples in MARC 21 for various formats, with an emphasis on books. Exercises and a resource list for further learning are also included. A basic understanding of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data is needed for the course.


  • A basic understanding of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data


  • 2 Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff
  • 2 Contact hours for all other library staff
  • 2 SCECHs for Michigan school library staff
  • 2 PGPs for Indiana school library staff

Registration Information:

  • You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering
  • The login and preparation email for the workshop 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 to request it

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Andrea Morrison

Virtual Workshop via Zoom