From July through September, ALA Digital Reference partnered with RDA catalogers in Egypt, Finland, Quebec, Ontario, and the U.S. to present a demo on the updated RDA Toolkit, LIS teaching insights and strategies, a new NARDAC Forum, and a panel discussion on RDA in translation. For October and November, we turn to special topics in RDA practice with the following free webinars:
RDA Application Profiles: A Practical Guide for the Perplexed
Instructor: Melissa Parent
Date and Time: 6 to 7 PM CDT on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Event Description: Application Profiles are a key component in applying the revised RDA. The Guidance chapter provides information about what an Application Profile is, but why are these instructions important and how can you practically apply them? In this webinar, presenter Melissa Parent from the State Library of Victoria (Australia) will discuss how to create a profile, the benefits of a profile in policy statement development, and how a profile can serve your organization's implementation of RDA.
Entity Boundaries: Fixed or Fluid?
Instructor: Honor Moody
Date and Time: 10 to 11 AM CDT on Monday, November 15, 2021
Event Description: Honor Moody (Metadata Creation Manager for Harvard Library) introduces attendees to the concept of entity boundaries and how they are implemented in RDA to assist humans and machines in determining when to create a new entity description. Emphasis will be placed on differentiating between absolute entity boundaries and entity boundaries that are determined according to “bibliographic and cultural conventions” and on identifying tacit entity boundaries currently in use when describing resources. Learn more about the IFLA library reference model here.
All webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube page in the days after they're presented. There will be Q&A sessions with the instructors for those in attendance.