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Chalk Talk: "RDA: What it is, and why you should care." - November 1, 2012

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by Glen Worthey | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Who: SUL and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 2:30 - 4 PM
Where: Green Library, IC Classroom 

Whether you knew it or not, something big and brand new has come to the library catalog: Resource Description & Access, a.k.a. RDA. This new standard for information organization (a.k.a. cataloging) is the replacement for the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules that libraries all over the country, and in many other parts of the world, have been using ever since 1967. (For you younger colleagues, that was before both the Internet and microwave popcorn! As you might imagine, a few things in the library world have changed since then.)RDA Catalog card

The Stanford University Libraries have been national leaders in the testing and implementation of the RDA standard since mid-2010, and now we're incorporating RDA in many of our metadata and cataloging workflows. Come join a few of our top metadata specialists -- Joanna Dyla, Nancy Lorimer, and Kathy Winzer -- and many of your fellow SUL workers to learn some of the ins and outs of this important new standard: what it is, what it can do, and what it will mean for you and for library data in the very near future.

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