ALA Program Announcement: AACR3: The Next Big Thing in Cataloging, or Moving on up to RDA (Resource Description and Access) Peter V. Fletcher 07 Jun 2005 18:58 UTC

Program Title:
AACR3: The Next Big Thing in Cataloging, or Moving on up to RDA (Resource
Description and Access)

Program Date:
Sunday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program Location:
McCormick Place S-103

Program Abstract:
Three presenters, each actively engaged in the development of the new
cataloging code, give their views on the new code.  Feedback the Joint
Steering Committee for Revision of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (JSC)
received on the draft of Part 1 of AACR3 is reviewed as well as the new
working title Resource Description and Access (RDA) and other changes the
JSC is making to the new edition

Presentation titles, speakers and abstracts:

RDA: background and context

Dr. Barbara Tillett, Chief of the Cataloging Policy & Support Office at the
Library of Congress (LC) and LC representative on the JSC, presents the
background and context of RDA, including international activities happening
in parallel at the IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing
Code and ISBD Review Group.

Changing direction:  from AACR to RDA

Jennifer Bowen, Head of Cataloging, University of Rochester Libraries and
ALA representative on the JSC, discusses the process of review for the
draft of AACR3 Part 1 and how we moved from AACR3 to RDA and the process
going forward.

Looking under the hood and kicking the tires: some premature comments on
RDA from an ALA perspective

John Attig, Authority Control Librarian at Penn State University and member
of the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA), will
describe some of the features that are expected to be included in the new
rules and will offer a summary of some issues that CC:DA members will be
keeping their eyes on as the code develops.

Program Web page:

Web page for JSC meeting outcomes:

The outcomes of the Joint Steering Committee meeting held in Chicago, 24-28
April 2005 including a summary of the feedback received and the change in