RDA for Audio Recordings

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Course Details
Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Catalogers who perform original and copy cataloging for audio recordings
Course Description

From music CDs to digital audiobooks, library collections contain many types of audio recordings. Cataloging these items can be a bit different from working with print books. This workshop covers the RDA instructions relevant to carrier-based and digital audio recordings. The topics to be covered include descriptive elements, access points, relationship elements, and more.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand where audio recordings fit in the RDA data model
  • Select the preferred source of information for audio recordings
  • Create descriptions for audio recordings
  • Create access points for audio recordings
  • Select the appropriate relationship elements for access points
Previous experience or training in RDA, knowledge of MARC bibliographic format.
Homework Expectations
  • To earn a certificate students must attend live sessions or view recordings thereof and complete homework assignments. There will be homework assignments after each session.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
learning@amigos.org or (972) 340-2829