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OLA 2013

How to Talk to Public Services about RDA

Date: April 5, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Technical Services Roundtable

The Library of Congress will implement Resource, Description, Access (RDA) cataloging on March 31, 2013. RDA presents new challenges as the language and display of catalog records will be changing noticeably, so conversation between cataloging and public service staff is very important. This session will provide information for effectively communicating these changes to those staff members who work with the public on a daily basis.

Photograph of Sarah SimpsonSarah Simpson (right) is the Technical Services Manager for the Tulsa City-County Library. She places a high priority on making sure public service staff and library customers have the best possible access to materials through the catalog. Sarah has also co-hosted ALA e-forums on Tech Services assessment and on communication between public and technical services staff.

Photo of Pauline Rodriguez-Atkins Pauline Rodriguez-Atkins (left) has been a part of the Cataloging team at Metropolitan Library System since 1985, serving first as a Cataloger, then becoming Cataloging Manager in 1995. She is a frequent presenter at OLA conferences and workshops on cataloging and management topics, and an acknowledged expert on Dewey classification. As Cataloging Manager, she is coordinating Metropolitan Library System’s transition to RDA, including helping public service staff to understand the changes in the catalog.


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