Basic cataloging using RDA

Additional Speakers: 

Felicity Dykas, University of Missouri-Columbia, Head of Digital Services
Charles Croissant, Pius Memorial XII Library, Saint Louis University, Senior Catalog Librarian


This workshop will walk you through the new cataloging code RDA (Resource Description and Access) and provide hands-on training in the creation of bibliographic records using RDA. You will also learn how to interpret RDA authority records and how to formulate access points following RDA. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to create basic RDA records on your own.

Intended Audience:

Catalogers; librarians who need to catalog occasionally

Trainer Bios:

Charles Croissant is Senior Catalog Librarian at Pius Memorial XII Library, Saint Louis University. Charles has been a member of the Library faculty there since 2000. His primary area of responsibility is monographic cataloging, with an emphasis on cataloging foreign-language imprints. Prior to coming to SLU, Charles was Henry Luce Rare Book Cataloger at Eden Theological Seminary Library (Webster Groves, Mo.) from 1998 to 2000. He has been using RDA for bibliographic records since April, 2013, and for authority records since January, 2013. His article, FRBR and RDA: What They Are and How They May Affect the Future of Libraries, was published in the Journal of Theological Librarianship, vol. 5, no. 2 (2012).

Felicity Dykas is the Head of the Digital Services Department at the MU Libraries, University of Missouri—Columbia, where she has worked since 2005. In her current areas of responsibility, cataloging is performed using RDA as a content standard with MARC, MODS, and Dublin Core. In previous positions at MU and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Felicity was head of a catalog department, performed original cataloging in all formats except scores, and supervised copy cataloging. Felicity is excited about the direction RDA is taking cataloging and the potential benefits of enhanced RDA authority records.


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