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RDA for Music: Classical Music Recordings
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RDA for Music: Classical Music Recordings


When: 10/2/2014
Where: Online
Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin

RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings
A 90-minute workshop,Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Registration: $90 for individuals, $180 for groups of 3 or more

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RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloging standard intended as the successor to AACR2. The Library of Congress and other U.S. national libraries implemented RDA in March 2013, with many libraries across the country following suit. For some, implementation has been gradual, limited to certain types of materials, while others have implemented RDA for all cataloging activities. In this workshop, Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin will teach the basics of cataloging classical music audio recordings using the current RDA standard. This workshop is designed for anyone who catalogs these materials and needs to learn how to do so in RDA.
Topics include:
• RDA instructions pertaining to classical music audio recordings and their location in the Toolkit
• Supplemental guidelines for cataloging classical music audio recordings using RDA, including the Music Library Association's Best Practices
• MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for classical music audio recordings
• Situations commonly encountered in cataloging classical music audio recordings
About the instructors:
Damian Iseminger is the Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. He is Chair of the JSC Music Working Group, an international group responsible for submitting music-related revisions for RDA. Within the Music Library Association’s Bibliographic Control Committee, he has served as Chair of the Authorities Subcommittee and is currently a member of the Descriptive Cataloging Subcommittee. He has also been an active participant in many of MLA’s RDA task forces and initiatives, including the RDA Music Implementation Task Force. Damian has been an active presenter on RDA and music cataloging in general and was an instructor for MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.


Casey Mullin is Head of the Data Control Unit at the Stanford University Libraries. Previously at Stanford, he served as humanities cataloger during the US RDA Test in 2010, and has been cataloging print monographs, scores and sound recordings in RDA since that time. A member of the Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee, he serves as chair of the Subject Access Subcommittee and of the RDA Music Implementation Task Force, and as a member of the Genre-Form Task Force. His work in these endeavors has included contributions to the music portion of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT), the Library of Congress Thesaurus of Medium of Performance Terms (LCMPT) and the document MLA Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC21. He has also served as Treasurer of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG). Casey has given several talks on and has led conference sessions on RDA cataloging.

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