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Spring Fling 2013: RDA Session 1
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Basic Cataloging with RDA: Session 1

Monday, May 20, 2013
San Mateo Public Library, Computer Training Lab, Main Library, 55 West 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA
Presenters: Chamya Kincy, UCLA; Luiz Mendes, CSU Northridge

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard designed to replace AACR2. This workshop offered a basic introduction to cataloging with RDA, focused on print monographs, and covered both description and access. Attendees participated in hands-on exercises which included use of tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA. Access to the online RDA Toolkit was provided. A take-home paper handout was provided as well as post-workshop access to the presentation slides.

The workshop was presented by CLA's Technical Services Interest Group and co-sponsored by the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) and Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG).

Registration Fees

  • $90 non-members
  • $65 CLA members, NCTPG members, and SCTPG members
  • $50 student members

Included morning coffee and rolls, and an afternoon break with light refreshments.

Attendee reviews:

  • "Very clear instructions, good in-class exercises, and the instructor's good sense of humor kept the material fresh and interesting."
  • "It was a real pleasure."
  • "Presenter knowledgeable and effective. Program covered basics well and did get into some more detailed and complex issues too."

About the presenters

Chamya Kincy is the Life & Social Sciences Cataloger, Cataloging & Metadata Center, UCLA. She has served as the Medical Library Association's liaison to the ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access. She has also served on the ALCTS CaMMS RDA Implementation Task Force and currently serves on the ALCTS CaMMS RDA Conference Forums and Programs Task Force.

Luiz Mendes is the Electronic Resources Librarian at CSU Northridge and the current President of Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG). He also serves as a member of the ALCTS CaMMS RDA Implementation and Training Task Force and is a national trainer for the Library of Congress Cataloging for the 21st Century metadata courses. Luiz is an adjunct faculty member in the UCLA Department of Information Studies, where he teaches graduate courses on descriptive and subject cataloging.

Please email Elaine Franco, Advisory Board Member, CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Notes, Terms and Conditions

  • The San Mateo Public Library facilities are being rented for this event. The viewpoints and materials presented at this event are not necessarily endorsed by the City of San Mateo or the San Mateo Public Library.
  • Underground parking is free and workshop registrants will not be subject to the two-hour limit. Public transportation options include bus and Caltrain (with BART connection at Millbrae station). For driving, parking, and public transportation directions, see:
  • Registration closes Friday, May 10, at 5:00pm PST. Registration payments must be received at the CLA office by Friday, May 10, at 5:00pm PST for your registration to be processed.
  • Refunds cannot be issued within three weeks of an event taking place.
  • All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee.
  • Events costing $25 and under are not eligible for refunds.
  • Your registration for a Spring Fling program constitutes permission to utilize photos taken of you at the event for news, promotion, and similar purposes.
  • Please contact the CLA Executive Director if you have questions.


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