RDA Training schedule
This training was originally run from January-March 2013. It deals with print monographs, with some coverage of serials and integrating resources. A separate presentation was given to non-cataloguing staff, RDA for non-cataloguers.
The Cambridge RDA training schedule began with the CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group workshop “FRBR for the terrified”, introducing the basics of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. Copyright for this material belongs to CIG and is therefore not included here. However, all the following modules assume familiarity with FRBR concepts and vocabulary.
A. Introduction to the RDA Toolkit
A 2 hour practical hands-on session, setting up a profile in the RDA Toolkit, learning the basics of searching, bookmarking as well as how to make the most of the mappings, tools and workflows (including an introduction to the Cambridge Monograph Workflow).
B. RDA Cataloguing training sessions
These modules each last 1-2 hours and should be taken in the correct order as each module builds on the earlier ones. Each training module has an accompanying practical session to offer cataloguers the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in hands-on exercises, quizzes and real cataloguing. The practical sessions each lasted about an hour and were held in small groups of 8-12 people.
C. Authorised access points: headings in RDA
This session is designed for all cataloguers who need to understand the changes in the form of headings (called “authorised access points” in RDA). It also covers the new information included in RDA authority records, useful when choosing which form of name to use in a bib record.
NB. For cataloguers involved in contributing NACO authority records, there was also separate NACO training from the PCC with additional training from the British Library.