The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) invites active BIBCO institutions to follow this RDA "bridge" training plan for descriptive cataloging in the context of the PCC BIBCO Standard Record for textual monographs.  RDA NACO training and record review are pre-requisites.

PCC BIBCO RDA Course materials

The PCC has approved the use of online LC RDA training modules<>, as found on the Catalogers Learning Workshop, for use by PCC partners for descriptive training.

RDA: Module 1 -- Introduction to RDA; Identifying Manifestations and Items
RDA: Module 2 - Describing Carriers and Identifying Works
RDA: Module 3 - Identifying Expressions and Describing Content
RDA: Module 4 -- Relationships

RDA BIBCO Webinars

In support of the RDA descriptive training that BIBCO institutions complete using online LC Modules 1-4, the PCC Secretariat will offer live webinars.  RDA BIBCO Webinars are question-and-answer sessions with experienced RDA catalogers.  Initially, each of four webinars (approx. 90 minutes) will correspond to the content of the appropriate training Module and the PCC RDA BIBCO Standard Record (BSR)<> as applied to textual monographs. The initial plan is to offer four separate webinars to correspond to the appropriate module.

BIBCO institutions

 *   Arrange their own patterns for working through each of the four online LC RDA descriptive cataloging modules and related exercises
 *   Examine the RDA BIBCO Standard Record
 *   Register for live webinars via SurveyMonkey distributed on the BIBCO discussion list
 *   Forward questions a few days in advance to the BIBCO Coordinator<mailto:[log in to unmask]> to be used in the RDA BIBCO Webinars they will attend
 *   Participate in live RDA BIBCO Webinars (or view recordings of these webinars)
 *   Undergo review by an RDA-trained PCC cataloger


 *   The PCC Secretariat will offer the series of four webinars in December:
    *   Module 1: Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 - 2:30 pm EST)
    *   Module 2: Thursday, December 6 (1:00 - 2:30 pm EST)
    *   Module 3: Tuesday, December 11 (10:00 - 11:30 am EST)
    *   Module 4: Tuesday, December 18 (1:00 - 2:00 pm EST)
 *   The PCC Secretariat will repeat the series of live webinars on a monthly basis in 2013 as needed by the BIBCO community.
 *   The PCC Secretariat expects in the future to provide access to recordings of webinars for those unable to participate in live sessions.

Things to consider

 *   Supervisors may wish to decide when each online module will be completed by the staff members in their institution.
 *   Catalogers may find it helpful to discuss the modules and their experiences in regular meetings on the local level.
 *   Participants may prefer to work in pairs and then have group sessions.  People learn better when training together than in isolation.
 *   Self-tests at the end of the courses allow participants to measure comprehension.

To register for the December RDA BIBCO webinars, please complete this survey by Friday, November 30, 2012:

Carolyn R. Sturtevant
BIBCO Coordinator
COIN/Cooperative Programs Section
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4320
voice: 202.707.4551
fax: 202.252.2082
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