RDA Lab: Manifestations

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, June 30, 2022
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022

Describing manifestations in RDA allows for multiple methods to provide information to users. Manifestation statements are recorded to follow the principle of representation in identifying a manifestation, while RDA Vocabulary Encoding Schemes (VESs) for manifestation elements provide users with the means to find and select manifestations. This module will focus on describing manifestations with manifestation statements and VES elements as well as other common manifestation elements such as appellation of manifestation and date of manifestation. Participants will describe manifestations of different carrier types such as volume and audio disc. Aggregate manifestations will be covered in the Aggregate Manifestations module.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a manifestation that embodies only one expression
  • Understand use cases for manifestation statements
  • Apply an appropriate RDA VES to record a value for a manifestation element

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.