FRBR and FRAD: Keys to RDA (2-part webinar)

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


The studies titled Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) give a big picture view of the structure and content of library catalogs. They go on to describe how this structure and content provide the foundation for the tasks users employ when interacting with the catalog. Together, these studies offer the foundation for the new cataloging code Resource Description and Access (RDA), which the Library of Congress adopted in March 2013. Trainers and practitioners alike agree that knowledge of FRBR and FRAD can greatly assist the cataloger in understanding the new cataloging code. This two-part webinar gives participants an overview of FRBR/FRAD, their concepts and terminology, and how these in turn manifest themselves in cataloging under RDA.

Each registrant will receive instructions on logging into an interactive Moodle website approximately one week before the first day’s webinar; there, registrants can partake in discussion and gain access to webinar documentation.

These webinars take place over two days. Participants must attend both days of any one series to receive a certificate of completion.

No sessions will be scheduled for 2013.

Who Should Attend?

Catalogers and other interested library staff. Minitex will continue to offer this webinar series from time to time for those who wish to transition to RDA at a later date.


1. Cataloging experience
2. Familiarity with AACR2; knowledge of RDA is optional
3. Some familiarity with MARC21 format for bibliographic records and authority records