Joint TSC/PSC Webinar: Understanding RDA – Part 3

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Resource Description and Access (RDA) for the Rest of Us: An Introduction for Public Services Librarians (and anyone else feeling out of the loop on RDA)

Please join us for a webinar series presented by the Technical Services Committee in collaboration with the Public Services Committee. The primary goal of these webinars is to demystify RDA for public services librarians and any other library staff who may be struggling with RDA, conceptually or in practice.

These webinars will be recorded and made available on the CARLI website.

Webinar 3 – How RDA Affects Searching and Display In VuFind: Searching, Facets, and Authorities.

In the third webinar, Paige Weston will discuss how RDA improves precision in OPAC item descriptions, and requires keyword search strategies to maintain recall in OPAC search results. Additionally, she will briefly describe how CARLI has exposed RDA data elements as additional facet options and as more specific format icons (and how this sometimes leads to trouble).

Then, Michael Norman from UIUC will discuss RDA-based changes in Preferred Names and Titles, and how public service professionals may have to deal with both the old and new forms of names.

Presented by Paige Weston, Senior Library Services Coordinator, CARLI; and Michael Norman, Head of Content Access Management (CAM), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Registration closes April 24.

Information about how to connect to the webinar will be provided via email a few days prior to the webinar.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the