RDA Lab: Relationship Basics

A 4-part lab, with each session starting at 12:00pm Eastern/11:00am Central/10:00am Mountain/9:00am Pacific and lasting one hour:

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022

In the revised RDA, relationship designators have become relationship elements, and new entities have resulted in several attribute elements becoming relationship elements. This module provides exposure to a variety of aspects of relationship elements through exercises using relationship elements to describe entities. Topics covered in the module include element labels, domain and range, element hierarchies, coherent description of an information resource, and recording methods.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Find a relationship element using its hierarchy
  • Understand how to provide a coherent description of an information resource
  • Appreciate the implications of using each recording method for a relationship element

This lab is part of the RDA Lab SeriesNote: Verbal and visual instruction for this series will be conducted in English.

Kate James is an independent contractor and the author of an upcoming workbook on RDA. She served as a member of the RDA Steering Committee from 2013-2019. In her role as RDA Examples Editor, she was a key contributor to the redesign of the RDA Toolkit. Kate previously worked as a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division, where some of her responsibilities included staff training on RDA and editing the Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements and the Descriptive Cataloging Manual. She has given presentations on RDA in the United States and internationally.

This event will be hosted in Zoom. Automatic captions will be enabled for this event. This event will be recorded, and registrants will receive access to the recording within a day after the event ends.

If you have questions or requests regarding accessibility, contact us at ce@ala.org or at 312-280-5100.