NOTSL/ALAO-TEDSIG Joint Spring Meeting, May, 14, 2010, Wooster, Ohio -Getting Ready for RDA SERIALST Moderator 28 Apr 2010 19:49 UTC

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:15:02 -0400

Would you kindly post this to the Serials list?
Thank you,

Sevim McCutcheon
Catalog Librarian; Asst. Prof.
University Libraries
Kent State University

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NOTSL/ALAO-TEDSIG Joint Spring Meeting (link to meeting website)

Getting Ready for RDA:  Preparing for the Transition

Libraries are gearing up for the first overhaul in cataloging rules in
nearly three decades, coupled with the challenge of implementing them in a
dramatically changed world of information.  One major newcomer since the
1990s is FRBR so we invited Dr. Athena Salaba from Kent State SLIS to
begin the meeting with a presentation on FRBR and its impact on libraries
and their catalogs, as well as how it relates to RDA.  Rick Block, Head of
Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging at Columbia, and an adjunct
professor at the Library Schools of the Pratt Institute and Long Island
University, will follow with a brief overview of RDA and then provide us
with ideas for how we can already start preparing for its implementation.
As you can see, the objective of the day is not the nuts and bolts of
these two new standards, but rather, getting ready to take on this new way
of describing and retrieving information from our catalogs.  Please join
us as we prepare for this brave new world!

When:  May 14, 2010

9:00a.m. - 9:30a.m.          Registrations and light refreshments
9:30a.m. - 3:45p.m.         Workshops, lunch, NOTSL and TEDSIG business meetings

Shisler Convention Center
The Ohio State University, Wooster Campus
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691


Our Presenters:

Dr. Athena Salaba is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and
Information Science at Kent State University.  She received her M.L.S.
from Kent State University and her Ph.D. from the School of Library and
Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research
interests include organization of information, knowledge organization
systems, and information-seeking behavior. She teaches courses in
Organization of Information, Cataloging & Classification, Metadata, and
Digital Libraries.  Dr. Salaba has a number of publications and
presentations on FRSAD, FRBR, subject access to information, and knowledge
organization systems (controlled vocabularies).  She recently co-authored
with Dr. Yin Zhang, “Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future
Directions” (Neal-Schuman, 2009) as a result of a three-year IMLS Research
Grant for FRBR Research and Development, with additional funding from Kent
State.  She is serving as the Co-chair and Secretary of the IFLA Working
Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records
(FRSAR), and will be participating in the upcoming RDA testing as an LIS

Rick Block is Head, Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging at
Columbia University.  He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Palmer
School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, and
visiting associate professor at the Pratt Institute School of Information
and Library Science.  Rick won the 2008 Library Journal Teaching Award.
He also won the first annual Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award at Long
Island University in 2007.  Rick edits a column for The Serials Librarian
entitled, "Voices of the Future."  This column publishes papers submitted
as part of library school courses that professors recommend for
publication.  Rick is a past chair of the ALA/ALCTS Commercial Technical
Services Committee, and the Cataloging and Classification Section
Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment for Cataloging.  Rick has
recently spoken on New Horizons for the Middle Manager, RDA, and
Recruiting for the Next Generation of Librarians.