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Minitex News articles tagged with "RDA" (21):

Join us for an introduction to cataloging

This hour-long webinar, scheduled for Thursday, January 25, is an introduction to cataloging designed for novices, library workers who know the very basics about cataloging and want an update about the state of cataloging today.

Coming in April: RDA for Beginners

Minitex is offering RDA for Beginners, another free virtual class in the Cataloging Basics series, on April 12th. Presenter Lizzy Baus (Macalester College) will guide you through the basics and beyond, exploring the history, development, philosophy, and conceptual models of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the current cataloging standard.

NACO training workshop coming February 2023

Participants in the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) contribute MARC authority records for titles, agents such as persons and corporate bodies, and places to the LC/NACO Authority File. Members also assist the Library of Congress with the File’s maintenance by reporting duplicate records and performing other tasks. Within NACO, groups of libraries can pool their resources to achieve these same goals without the overhead of yearly quotas. These groups are called funnels; in fact, about a dozen libraries collaborate in one such funnel here in Minnesota. The Library of Congress is looking to host an online NACO training workshop for invited guests in February 2023. Specific dates are not yet set. Minnesota NACO Funnel members are welcome to participate, as are libraries interested in joining the Funnel.

Beta RDA Toolkit to become official RDA Toolkit on December 15, 2020

As of December 15, 2020, what is currently the beta RDA Toolkit will become the official active RDA Toolkit.

CLIC catalogers attend RDA workshop

On July 17, Lizzy Baus met with CLIC cataloging staff at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The morning consisted of a presentation on current and future developments of RDA and related standards. In the afternoon we put our new knowledge into practice and worked together to create a description of a book using the RDA Toolkit. 

RDA in a day at Viking Library System

On a recent December day, Lizzy Baus delivered a day-long training to Viking Library System staff in Fergus Falls, MN. The day's material was called "Bridging the Gap: AACR2 to RDA," and the purpose was to help the staff with their upcoming transition to the current cataloging standard known as Resource Description and Access (RDA). 

ALA Preconference Report: A Practical Introduction to the New RDA Toolkit

On Friday June 22, I attended an ALA preconference dedicated to the structure, functionality, and future of the new RDA Toolkit, currently in beta testing. I've assembled some of the main points, as well as my takeaways, below. If you have a subscription to the current RDA Toolkit, you are more than welcome to explore the beta Toolkit yourself. 


Minitex presents this one-day, in-person workshop on making use of RDA in an original cataloging context. Training will focus on practical cataloging matters, with further comments on RDA's structure (where do I find the rule?), its connections to AACR2 (what's changed? what hasn't?), FRBR (what's WEMI got to do with it?), and the future. To these ends, we will revisit FRBR, then step our way through the RDA text to build bibliographic records and access points for a variety of monographic materials. We will also delve into RDA's depictions of relationships and the roles these play in our cataloging. Hands-on exercises round out the training.

RDA Toolkit blogs now hosted by LiveJournal

As part of the recent RDA Toolkit website redesign, the update and development blogs have been moved to a new platform. The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) decided to move to LiveJournal, one of the first mainstream blogging platforms founded in 1999.

February 2017 RDA update released

The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) has released their usual February update to the RDA rules. Many of the changes this time around are related to the decision made in November 2016 to adopt the new IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) as a conceptual model. This replaces the Functional Requirements suite of standards (FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, etc.) that are now superseded by the LRM. Though most of the changes required to adapt to this new standard will take effect in the April 2018 release of RDA, it is clear that the RSC is laying the groundwork now.