That sounds like an excellent approach! I will steal it, if you don't mind, if I ever teach another class or workshop involving FRBR.

Richard A. Stewart
Senior Cataloger
Indian Trails Public Library District
355 South Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090-4499

Tel: 847-279-2214
Fax: 847-4760
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>>> "Bloss, Marjorie" <[log in to unmask]> 01/10/09 10:47 AM >>>
I've used "What is FRBR?". It really does give an excellent overview.  I find it extremely helpful to give them an example to consider.  For me, it's Voltaire's Candide.  We start with my asking a general question:  "Have you read Candide"?  In this case, I don't have any particular edition in mind, I don't care whether it's in English or French, or Italian.  I don't care if they've read it on microfilm or microfiche or in a digital format.  I'm simply asking:  "Have you read Candide?"
We then go on to the expression where I might ask "Have you read Candide in French?"  And maybe I'm asking if they've read a specific translation.
Then on to manifestation -- at which point, I jump to a related work, Leonard Bernstein's Candide.  Conveniently, I have the phono disc of it, the CD of that phono disc, and a Broadway revival with a different cast.
Then, there's the item -- what I happen to have in my library that someone wants to check out.
After this, we play the game of "What is this in FRBR terms?"  The Harry Potter books are really good for this, as is Romeo and Juliet.
Marjorie E. Bloss, Lecturer
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Dominican University
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From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training on behalf of Frances, Melodie
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Subject: Re: [eduCAT] incorporating RDA into a Cataloging and Classification class

I have been wondering the exact same thing - my insitution wants me to incorporate frbr into my class which is easy enough to do, but an entirely new code (especially one that isn't even done yet) seems overwhelming - what we have to cover is already more than one can do in a semester - adding this seems insane - does anyone have experience with going from aacr1 to aacr2? I also feel that SOMETHING needs to be said - maybe a one night lecture comparing the two?

Thanks for asking this question - I have been floundering with it.

Melodie Frances

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From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training on behalf of Normore, Lorraine
Sent: Fri 1/9/2009 12:38 PM
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Subject: [eduCAT] incorporating RDA into a Cataloging and Classification class

I've been thinking about what my incoming cataloging class needs to be
told about RDA and how to incorporate RDA concepts into the class.  Last
year, I provided some small amounts of information about the history and
background for RDA but didn't try to have them explicitly explore
cataloging issues under RDA (vs. cataloging under AACR2R).  I'm trying
to figure out if I should go further, given the current state of RDA.
I'd very much appreciate finding out what others are doing. 

Thanks in advance,

Lorraine Normore

Assistant Professor

School of Information Sciences

University of Tennessee