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ALCTS webinar: Recommendations from the RDA Test: Where Do We Go From Here?

Date: August 31, 2011


All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Description: This webinar will review the findings and recommendations concerning the implementation of RDA presented in the Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. Key findings will be highlighted along with the basis for those findings. The rationale behind the specific recommendations and timelines will be discussed as well as what individuals and/or institutions can do to prepare for the implementation of RDA.


Audience: Anyone wanting to learn about RDA.


Presenters: Barbara Bushman is the Assistant Head, Cataloging Section, National Library of Medicine. Prior to coming to NLM in 2006 she held a variety of positions at UCLA including Special Projects Cataloger at the UCLA Law Library; Assistant Head, Catalog & Bindery Division, UCLA Biomedical Library; and Sciences and Hebrew/Judaica Cataloger, UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center. Ms. Bushman serves as one of the NLM's representatives on the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. In addition she is a member of the ALCTS CCS RDA Planning and Training Task Force and previously served as the PCC liaison to the ALCTS RDA Implementation Task Force. Ms. Bushman has previously presented on the U.S. RDA test for the Special Libraries Association, the American Library Association, and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee. . She received her MLIS from UCLA.

Regina Romano Reynolds is ISSN Coordinator at the Library of Congress and former head of the National Serials Data Program, now called the U.S. ISSN Center. She has been trying to tame various e-serials beasts since the late 1980’s when they first began to seek ISSN. She co-chairs an internal LC group coordinating the development of projects related to the recommendations of LC’s Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control and is a member of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Steering Committee. A frequent speaker at conferences and meetings held around the world, she is the incoming co-chair of the working group which will revise ISO 8:1977, the Presentation of Periodicals, and currently serves on NISO’s PIE-J Working Group, which is developing recommended practices for the presentation and identification of e-journals. Reynolds was the 1999 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarian Award and the 2004 winner of NASIG’s Marcia Tuttle International Grant. Reynolds has an A.M.L.S. (Beta Phi Mu) from the University of Michigan.




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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.


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