Upcoming CLA Events in October and November

RDA 101

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloguing standard and successor to AACR2, released in June 2010, signals a new direction for cataloguing rules and catalogue records. Bibliographic Records and Functional Requirements for Authority Data).

The overview session will demonstrate how this alignment shapes RDA's goals and structure, and it will focus on the aspects of RDA that distinguish it from its predecessor, AACR2. The session will also address preparation for implementation.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Getting Ready for RDA

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloguing standard that replaces AACR2. RDA focuses on users and their information needs. Metadata created according to RDA instructions support improved resource discovery in the web environment.

This full-day workshop will give an overview of the new standard and will look at the ways in which RDA maintains the relevancy of cataloguing in the networked web environment. This session will also focus on the transition from AACR2 to RDA and will include a demonstration of the RDA Toolkit.

Previous knowledge of RDA is not required.

Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University, School of Information Management

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Strategy and Persuasion: Four Practical Tools for Info Pros

Information professionals use a range of technical tools in their daily activities within information organizations. What tools, though, do we use to align the direction of our units with those of our parent organizations, and how do we communicate appropriately and strategically with stakeholders?

The workshop covers the components of four practical yet critical tools and invites participants to discuss: Strategic Planning; Information Audits; Business Cases; and Communication Plans.

Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University, School of Information Management

Date: Monday, November 15, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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