The 2012 ALA Annual Conference is a week away. Library folk from across the country and the world will assemble in Anaheim, California, from June 21 through June 25, and there will be plenty of events for those with RDA on their mind. Below is our guide to the best of the RDA -related goings-on. Between events be sure to visit the RDA Toolkit booth (#1823, near the ALA Store) for a demo of our product or answers to any RDA questions you might have.
A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment
This day-long preconference meeting will serve as a workshop on creating RDA-based authority records. This is a ticketed event.
When and Where: 8:00am to 4:00pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207D
FRBR Interest Group
The group will discuss the development of the eXstensible Catalog project, and how FRBR is impacting ILS development.
When and Where: 10:30am to 12:00pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 202A
SAC RDA Subcommittee
This meeting is open to all conference registrants and will cover recent activities of the RDA subcommittee of the Subject Authority Committee.
When and Where: 7:30pm to 8:30pm - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Grand Ballroom C
RDA Update Forum
This forum will share the latest information on RDA development and implementation. Panelists will include representatives from the Library of Congress, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, OCLC, the JSC, and ALA Publishing.
When and Where: 8:00am to 10:00am - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304AB
Copy Cataloging Interest Group
This ground will discuss a range of RDA issues, including training and implementation.
When and Where: 8:00am to 10:00am - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Grand Ballroom E
Cataloging Norms Interest Group
This meeting will include a presentation entitled "Converting to RDA – from what? An Exploration of RDA Training that Does Not Assume Knowledge of AACR2" by Allison Jai O'Dell, Assistant Archivist and Librarian at the Barnes Foundation.
When and Where: 10:30am to 12:00pm - Hyatt Regency Orange County, Royal Ballroom E
National Libraries RDA Forum
Deborah Fritz of MARC of Quality will demonstrate RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats).
When and Where: 10:30am to 12:00pm - Anaheim Marriott, Elite Ballrooms
Transformation: Revenge of a “Fallen” Code. Morphing our current MARC reality into a new RDA-enabled future.
This panel finds a metaphor for the travails of library metadata professionals in the explosive action of the second Transformers movie.
When and Where: 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213AB
The Air We Breathe: Borrowing Lessons From RDA Development To Train For Your Next Triathlon
This interactive conversation seeks to draw out the lessons learned from past RDA development and discover the best practices for training and implementation in the months to come.
When and Where: 8:00am to 10:00am - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204C
Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Transition Update Forum
This is a community forum to provide an update on the progress of this important project.
When and Where: 10:30am to 12:00pm - Anaheim Marriott, Grand Salon A-C
This forum provides updates on the work and activities of the National Information Standards Organization
When and Where: 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 206B
This panel will examine how RDA is playing outside the Anglo-American cataloging community.
When and Where: 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304AB
PCC Participants Meeting
This meeting will look at the opportunities that RDA implementation creates for changes to authority record policies.
When and Where: 4:00pm to 5:30pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213AB
How Will RDA Impact Your System?: A Forum of Vendors Discussing Implementation Plans
A panel of ILS vendors will talk about how they are adjusting their systems to address RDA implementation.
When and Where: 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204B
RDA and Government Publications
This panel will examine what RDA implementation means for the cataloging of government documents.
When and Where: 10:30am to 12:00pm - Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201A