RDA for Non-Catalogers: A Gentle Introduction

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


Implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new manual of cataloging rules designed to succeed AACR2, has the potential to affect many library activities outside of the cataloging department: from the acquisition of new materials to reference interactions with the catalog user. This brief webinar will introduce participants to RDA, describe how to locate RDA records in OCLC's WorldCat database, and highlight some of the changes the new guidelines may bring to your library catalog.

Attendees outside Wisconsin and the Minitex Region (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota) are charged a $25.00 (US) fee.

No webinars are scheduled for the remainder of 2014.

Who Should Attend?

Non-cataloging library staff: acquisitions, reference, systems personnel, and administrators especially. Copy catalogers are also welcome.


Basic familiarity with the MARC21 format. Some basic familiarity with searching WorldCat with OCLC's Connexion Client or Browser recommended, but not required.