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The RDA Implementation Task Force has several events coming up at the 2009
ALA Annual Conference that we offer for consideration by those attending.
Links are provided below:

Pre-conference, Friday, July 10, 8:30-5:00

Title: RDA, FRBR, FRAD: Making the Connection

Speakers:  Barbara Tillett (Library of Congress), Glenn Patton (OCLC),
Robert Maxwell (Brigham Young Univ.), and Tom Delsey (JSC)

This pre-conference concentrates on the role of the Functional Requirements
for Bibliographic Records(FRBR) and the Functional Requirements for
Authority Data (FRAD) in Resource Description and Access (RDA). The
necessity of understanding these new conceptual foundations is key to the
transition to the future cataloging environment. Participants will hear from
a panel of experts on FRBR and FRAD attributes and relationships, new
terminology and concepts, and participate in practical hands-on exercises.

Location: Hyatt, Columbus Hall I/J

See ALA Annual Conference registration for details on pricing, etc.


**********UPDATED—new speaker added to panel****************

4-hour program, Saturday, July 11, 1:30-5:30pm

Title: Look Before You Leap: Taking RDA For a Test-Drive

Speakers: Barbara Bushman (National Library of Medicine), *Sally McCallum
(Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards  Office, LC) John Espley
(VTLS,Inc.), Shawne Miksa (COI, UNT), Nannette Naught (IMT, Inc.)

This program focuses on giving librarians the opportunity to ‘test-drive’
RDA. It will examine the content and organization of RDA (compared with
AACR2). Program speakers will focus on the RDA Online, RDA and MARC,
creating workflows, RDA in ILS systems, testing of RDA, and RDA education.

Location:  McCormick Place West, room W-134


RDA Implementation Task Force, business meeting, Sunday, July 12, 3:30-5:30
Location: Chicago Hilton,  Conference Room 4A

Shawne D. Miksa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Library and Information Sciences
College of Information 
University of North Texas
email: [log in to unmask] 
office 940-565-3560 fax 940-565-3101