Cataloging with RDA


Thursday, Aug. 8 2013  9:30-4:00

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono

Anyone with an interest in learning RDA is very welcome to attend–whether or not your’re currently employed by a MaineCat library.

What it’s about:

This day-long workshop will introduce participants to RDA by briefly covering its origins, the FRBR entities, display of information, and the change from the GMD to content, media, and carrier designations, with special attention to the many RDA vocabularies. We will review OCLC policy, essential MARC coding, and the significant differences between RDA and AACR2 conventions for recording information. The majority of the day will be devoted to detailed instruction on cataloging books, moving images, and electronic resources (books and Web sites) using RDA and MARC 21.

Presentation Slides:

RDA Introduction
RDA Conventions
RDA Vocabularies
RDA Relationships (bonus)
RDA Books
RDA Moving Images
RDA Electronic Resources

About the Speaker:

Robert L. Bothmann is professor and metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) where he serves as the cataloger for books, journals, and electronic resources, and investigates and provides leadership for new technologies to enhance access. Bobby has been an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) since fall 2000. He co-chaired the 2002 OLAC Conference in St. Paul, served on three other OLAC conference committees, and served eight years on the executive board as the Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, vice president, and president. He is currently the Cataloging News editor for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee UWM and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU. Bobby is the recipient of the 2007 Esther J. Piercy Award from the American Library Association’s ALCTS division for outstanding contributions to librarianship in the field of technical services, the 2009 recipient of the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award from the School of Information Sciences (SOIS), UWM, and the 2012 recipient of the Nancy B. Olson Award from OLAC. Bobby assisted Ms. Olson in the re-write of Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials for its fifth edition and is currently working on an RDA companion to the fifth edition. Bobby was also an adjunct lecturer for the UWM SOIS and is currently an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches cataloging and classification courses.