Original RDA Toolkit Training Materials
The following resources are written for the cataloging practices described by the original RDA Toolkit.
RDA Training Resources
from RDA Toolkit
Examples of RDA Cataloging - supplied by the RSC
from the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging
The PCC operates the Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) on the Library of Congress website. Within the CLW, there is a section devoted specifically to RDA Training. Resources of note include--
- RDA in NACO Training - includes video, power point slides and quizzes
- Library of Congress Training - includes slides, manuals, and exercises
- RDA Examples - full record examples of RDA cataloging from the PCC
- Webcasts and more
- The Library of Congress website also contains the training materials developed for the 2010 U.S. National Test of RDA. Barbara Tillett of the Library of Congress has written a useful introduction to FRBR entitled "What is FRBR?" and led a useful webinar entitled FRBR: Things You Should Know But Were Afraid to Ask.
from other U.S. institutionsNorth Carolina State University - extensive collection of documents developed by NCSU both during the U.S. National Test of RDA and after. The collection includes record examples, training plans, policy statements and more. The content is free to all. University of Chicago - contains documentation and presentations from the university library's participation in the 2010 U.S. National Test of RDA.
from National Library of AustraliaThe National Library of Australia hosts several pages of RDA information and training material supplied by the Australian Committee on Cataloguing.
from Deutsche NationalbibliothekDeutshce Nationalbibliothek has an extensive collection of German language training materials including training modules and podcasts.
from IFLAFunctional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is a data model that serves as the conceptual foundation of RDA. Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), serves as the data model for authority records. IFLA’s FRBR Review Group maintains a very useful bibliography on FRBR. The home website of the FRBR Review Group includes links to non-English versions of FRBR and FRAD.
Webinar ProvidersThere are a number of entities that routinely offer online training for RDA cataloging.
Training and Classroom Access to RDA Toolkit
To allow for training of future and current catalogers and other metadata professionals who need to become familiar with RDA: Resource Description and Access, we are offering access to RDA Toolkit at a flat rate to LIS programs for instructors and students based on the number of users needed per school year. For more information, go here.