RDA for Music: Scores
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When: 7/31/2014
2:30 PM EDT
Where: Online
Presenter: Kevin Kishimoto and Nancy Lorimer

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RDA for Music: Scores
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT
Registration: $90 for individuals, $180 for groups of 3 or more

Individual registration: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11031
Group registration: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11032

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, Nancy Lorimer and Kevin Kishimoto will teach the basics of cataloging music scores 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 notated music and their location in the Toolkit

●     Differences between RDA instructions and those for cataloging scores in AACR2

●     Supplemental guidelines for cataloging music in RDA, including the Music Library Association's Best Practices

●     MARC fields and subfields that accommodate RDA data for notated music

About the instructors:

Nancy Lorimer is the Head of Music Technical Services at Stanford University, where she was a co-leader of the RDA implementation group in 2010, and has been cataloging music materials of all flavors and creating music authority records ever since. She is Chair of the Music Library Association Genre/Form task force, coordinator for the SACO Music Funnel, and has participated in PCC task forces related to RDA implementation. A former Chair of MLA’s Bibliographic Control Committee, she is now an incoming member of the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee and represents Music on the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials steering committee and RDA committee. Nancy has been an active presenter on RDA and music cataloging in general, and was an instructor for the joint California Library Association/Music Library Association, Southern California Chapter webinar on music cataloging in 2012 and at MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.

Kevin Kishimoto is the Music Cataloger at the University of Chicago, where for over three years he has been using RDA to catalog audio recordings, scores, books, videos, and other oddities. Previously, he was a special collections cataloger at the Lilly Library of Indiana University. He is an active member of the Music Library Association's Subject Access Subcommittee which, in conjunction with the Library of Congress, developed a new thesaurus for musical medium of performance. He is also a member of the JSC Music Working Group, assisting the JSC in the revision and development of instructions for describing music resources in RDA. Kevin is an active instructor and presenter on RDA music topics, recently designing and teaching a three-day workshop on music cataloging in RDA. He was also an instructor for MLA’s 2013 RDA preconference.

For more information, please contact Beth Iseminger or Mac Nelson.


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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.