RDA Cataloging: Basic Music Scores

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


How does RDA affect music score cataloging? What's the same and what's different from AACR2 practice? This Minitex webinar, an introduction to basic RDA copy cataloging for those with cataloging experience, will try to answer these questions and more. We will employ handouts and exercises to help the viewer build the foundation necessary to quickly review RDA bibliographic records for scores and other sheet music—mainly directed at print works, but also touching on e-scores. We will briefly describe other aspects of the new cataloging standard and look over the Music Library Association's documentation on best practices for RDA cataloging.

(This webinar does not cover: using the RDA Toolkit; classification; genre/form or subject headings; authority work; non-MARC cataloging; matters specific to any particular integrated library system.)

WEBINAR PLATFORM: Minitex uses Adobe Connect, which accommodates both phone and computer audio access to the webinar in addition to the video component.

PREREQUISITE: If they already haven't done so, participants must view the short video "RDA Cataloging: Introduction to the Basics" prior to the live webinar. It covers general non-format-specific topics like transcription, punctuation, core elements, and record formatting under RDA. Registrants will get access to the video about one week before the scheduled webinar date.

SCHEDULE: The webinar is 3 hours and 15 minutes in length. Participants must attend the session to receive a certificate of completion.

No webinars are scheduled for the remainder of 2014.

Who Should Attend?

Copy catalogers of music scores. This workshop is not designed for the beginning cataloger or for those lacking current AACR2 experience with these materials.


1. "RDA Cataloging: Introduction to the Basics" video (optional if already viewed)
2. Other introductory workshop or webinar on RDA (preferred, but still optional)
3. Access to the RDA Toolkit or to RDA Print (preferred, but not required)
4. Familiarity with current AACR2 practices for cataloging print music works
5. Familiarity with the MARC21 format for bibliographic records