A12. Cataloging in RDA -- what to do?

A session at SUNYLA 2013

  • Sandy Card
  • Daniel Kinney
  • Dave Ritchie

Thursday 13th June, 2013

10:30am to 12:00pm (EST)

RDA is upon us. What is it? How does RDA relate to AACR2rev, metadata, FRBR, ISBD, LC rule interpretations? What (hopefully few), principles should we know? Are there simple schemes which will allow us to survive, until things are clearer? (And clearer when? Would that be next year, 2014?), How will it change our cataloging? What are libraries doing? What do we need to do to manage the changes? What should we tell our cataloging staff? This program consists of short presentations, examples, practicalities -- and LOTS of discussion. Join us to discuss this watershed change in cataloging, and how we might manage RDA for our libraries.


  • Principles necessary to using RDA.
  • Practical ways to continue cataloging and comply.
  • Hints for making the changes functional for all levels of cataloging staff.

Dave Ritchie

About the speakers

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Sandy Card

Binghamton University

Sandy Card has worked at the Binghamton University Libraries for over 25 years where she currently holds the position of Director of Technical Services. With an academic library background in cataloging and systems, she wants to know how users access information --how metadata, indexing and authority control affect information gathering and search results.

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Kimmy Szeto

Maritime College

Kimmy Szeto is Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Maritime College, where they've plunged head-first as early RDA adopters. In teaching RDA and library technologies at CUNY Queens College, he encourages unwitting students to dive right in. After 5pm, Kimmy moonlights on the classical/new-music circuits as the pianist behind glamorous vocalists.

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Maggie Horn


Library Data and Systems Analyst SUNY Office of Library & Information Services

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Daniel Kinney

Stony Brook University

Daniel Kinney is currently serving as interim dean of libraries at Stony Brook.  He is also Associate Director for Resource Management and is responsible for Cataloging and Metadata Services, Electronic Resource Management Services, Preservation and the Institutional Repository.  He is a former chair of ALA's Cataloging Committee: Description and Access.

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Dave Ritchie


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Time 10:30am12:00pm EST

Date Thu 13th June 2013

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