RDA Lab: Persons

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, July 28, 2022
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022

The updated RDA introduces several new elements for the entity Person and has fully developed the idea of Person as a sub-type of Agent. This module will demonstrate how to find and apply new and existing elements to describe a person. Topics covered in the module include appellation of person (including access points), other common elements used for person (e.g., biographical information and date of birth), finding person elements through their broader elements, and using an IRI for the person as a real-world object.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a person using appropriate elements
  • Navigate to elements for persons using a variety of methods
  • Understand the distinction between an IRI for a person and an IRI for an element recorded for that person.

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.