It's the news many catalogers hoped they would hear soon: RDA educational programs sponsored by the American Library Association are expected to be presented both virtually AND in person over the coming months. Read on for event summaries and registration links.
NARDAC Update Forum
Monday, April 25, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM CT
Members of the North American RDA Committee (NARDAC) and of the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) will present an update on the continuing evolution of RDA (Resource Description and Access) as an international standard for cataloging. Speakers include Elisa Sze, Thomas Brenndorfer, Adam Schiff, Robert Maxwell, Melanie Polutta, and Clara Liao. Topics include NARDAC news, RSC training/outreach update, the new Collections Model change, a case study of the possible RDA extension work on relation designators outside RDA, and an MGD (Metadata Guidance Documentation) demo presentation with specific cataloging examples.
Update April 26, 2022: This event's recording and its chat file can be found here.
ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Library workers from around the world will be meeting in Washington, DC at #ALAAC22 just over three months from this writing. Catalogers and their colleagues are invited to learn directly from peers, be inspired by amazing speakers such as Jon Cho and Maria Hinojosa, and network with colleagues. Amongst the cataloging-specific program planned are the RDA Forum on Saturday afternoon, June 25th and the Linked Data Forum on Monday afternoon, June 27th. We will share additional details on our RDA Toolkit social media channels and website as they become available, but encourage you to register for the conference here this month to get the best available rates.
ALA Digital Reference expects to announce other virtual programs for the North American spring and summer in the coming months. Please check your e-mail inboxes, our social channels and rdatoolkit.org weekly to be sure you're registering on time!