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A training day presented by The British Library.  Course summary...


July 20 2016 - 10:00
July 20 2016 - 10:00

About the Event

A training day presented by The British Library. 

Course summary

This one-day event is a practical introduction to cataloguing with RDA (Resource Description and Access) and will cover the FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) model and RDA terminology.  It is an interactive hands-on day during which trainees will learn by using RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) and the RDA Toolkit to create RDA records.  Creating RDA records in MARC 21 will also be covered.

Why you should attend

Resource Description and Access was published in 2010 and is the new cataloguing code designed to implement the FRBR, superseding the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2).  RDA was fully implemented at the British Library and at the Library of Congress in April 2013.  This event is aimed particularly at staff cataloguing serials, preferably those who already have a basic understanding of FRBR and want to learn more about RDA and serials.  

Course level and previous knowledge required

This is an introduction to RDA for staff with
•    experience of serials cataloguing and/or
•    knowledge of and interest in serials metadata.

Learning objectives

Delegates should gain a good overview of
•    how RDA developed and its relationship to FRBR
•    the key changes between AACR2 and RDA and how they impact upon serials cataloguing
•    RDA as it is applied to serials, through presentations and a workshop discussing real examples.


UKSG members:    £185.00 + £37.00 VAT [20%] (total £222.00)
Non-members:    £235.00 + £47.00 VAT [20%] (total £282.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Conference Suite
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorks
LS23 7BQ

Tel.: 0843 208 1144 (Reception/Switchboard)


The speakers from The British Library have yet to be confirmed but will include Louise Howlett, Serials Record Handling Manager and Director of ISSN-UK.

10.00   Registration and coffee
10.15   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Fiona Ainsworth, Collections & Services Librarian
Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

•    Objectives
•    Domestic arrangements
•    Expectations and learning outcomes
•    A look ahead over the day

10.30   FRBR: a brief introduction
The FRBR family of reference models
The WEMI Stack and other entities
FRBR-LRM: a new generation

11.00   FRBR for the terrified
Expressing bibliographic relationships

11.30   Using the RDA Toolkit and RDA Primer
An opportunity to get to grips with RDA online
What’s included?
Tools and resources
Terminology and key features of RDA
Navigation and search

12.00   An RDA Primer
A very brief introduction to RDA terminology and some core concepts

12.30   Lunch

13.15   RIMMF
Entity Index
Import and Export

14.00   Cataloguing with RDA
Create a manifestation record
Primary relationships
Create records for Work, expression and item
Import records for Persons
Other Relationships

15.30   RDA and MARC

16.00   Looking ahead

16.30   Discussion and Certificates

17.00   Close

Further information

How to book

Booking has now closed for this event.  For any further information please contact Alison Whitehorn by email or phone +44 (0)1635 254292.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.

Transport to and from York Station (pick-up point near Memorial Gardens) will be provided by The British Library – reserve a seat via the booking form.

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By Tuesday 12 July 2016 - full refund
From Wednesday 13 July 2016 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.


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