Monday, September 28, 2009

Webinar - NISO on RDA

RDA is coming! Are you ready for the transition from AACR? Understand from
the experts just how this change came about and what's different. And find
out what can be learned from the actual usage by catalogers of the available
MARC fields.

Register now for NISO's October webinar on Bibliographic Control Alphabet
Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC, to be held on Wednesday, October
14, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Can't make it then? Register
anyway and view the recorded version at your convenience.

Diane Hillmann (Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of
Syracuse) will provide an overview of "RDA Elements and Vocabularies: a Step
Forward from MARC." RDA elements and vocabularies represent the distillation
of library descriptive knowledge, optimized for use within an environment
that speaks XML, RDF, and linked data, and expressed in an FRBR-aware

Barbara Tillett (Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress)
will review "There to Here to There -- AACR2 and RDA." Learn how what
started as AACR2 evolved into an entirely new approach that required a
different name.

William Moen (Associate Professor, School of Library and Information
Sciences, University of North Texas) will discuss results from the
IMLS-sponsored research project: "Data-driven Evidence for Core MARC
Records." The project team examined 56 million WorldCat bibliographic
records and analyzed patterns of use by catalogers of available

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage
( Registration is per
site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded
archive of the webinar for one year. NISO and NASIG members receive a
discounted member rate. A student discount is also available.