RDA Lab: Works

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, September 1, 2022
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022

The revised RDA introduces new concepts for the entity Work, including representative expression elements, extension plan, and transformation. This module gives participants experience using new and existing elements to describe a work and relate new and source works to each other using the transformation element. Participants will describe a static work and a diachronic work. Topics covered in the module include appellation of work, representative expression, transformation, and other common elements used for work.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a work using appropriate elements
  • Understand use cases for representative expression elements
  • Relate source works and new works with transformation elements

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.