RDA Lab: Nomens

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, May 26, 2022
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022

Nomen is a new entity in RDA, introduced in the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) to distinguish between the thing being cataloged itself and the label used to refer to that thing. This module will demystify this entity, demonstrating how other entities are identified by their relationships to nomens and how nomens simplify name changes and pseudonyms. Nomen elements such as reference source and context of use are also covered.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a nomen using appropriate elements
  • Understand how nomens function in a library context
  • Begin using relationships to nomens for name changes, pseudonyms and multilingual cataloging environments.

This lab is part of the RDA Lab Series. Note: 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.