Do you use Orbis? If you haven’t already, you will soon find that records for newly cataloged materials look differently from what you are used to. But why? Because of a new set of cataloging rules called RDA. New cataloging rules don’t just impact catalogers. Public services staff will notice the change as well. RDA stands for Resource Description and Access and is replacing the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Edition Revised [AACR2]. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules have been used by catalogers since the late 1960s. The switch to RDA represents a big change in the cataloging world. It also means the type of information that was standard in a bibliographic record has changed.
Steven Arakawa, librarian for Training and Documentation in the Catalog and Metadata Department in Sterling Memorial Library, will explain RDA. Why is it important to non-catalogers and in what ways will it impact them? Steven will answer these questions and more at the "RDA for non-catalogers forum".
Please join us Monday, September 17th 2:00 pm
SML Lecture Hall
This talk is sponsored by SCOPA.