On-Demand Webinar Series: RDA Webinar Series (Part Two): Title Proper in the Official RDA Toolkit

This second session of the New and Official RDA Toolkit series will go over title proper and related Toolkit sections.

This four-part webinar series covers the basics of the official Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit that one should know before using the standard and presents how to use the RDA Toolkit with other cataloging documentation, including policy statements and Metadata Guidance Documents (MGDs). Specific examples and detailed steps will be demonstrated in the presentations to help users understand not only the content structure of RDA in a comprehensive way but also ways to use the Toolkit with the assistance of cataloging documentation.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how to record a title proper of a manifestation through RDA instructions and policy statements.
  • Learn other relevant sections of the Toolkit through this title proper use case, such as manifestation statements, title of manifestation element, data provenance guidelines, guidelines on normalized transcription, and minimum description for a manifestation for the title proper recording.

Who Should Attend: Catalogers, metadata librarians, and anyone interested in RDA.


Thomas Brenndorfer, currently Chair of the Canadian Committee of Cataloguing, was the NARDAC rep to the RSC from 2018 to 2021.

Thomas is the author of RDA Essentials. He stays active in RDA teaching for years and serves in the PCC RDA Training Task Group. He has given presentations in various national/international RDA information and teaching webinars.  

Thomas has worked as a cataloger in Canada since 1990. Currently, he is the cataloger librarian at the Guelph Public Library in Ontario, Canada.

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