This workshop provides the basic principles of serials cataloging using RDA and MARC 21 applicable to both original and copy cataloging. The workshop focuses on applying CONSER RDA core elements for serials.
The workshop materials are based on RDA instructions, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and guidelines documented in the CONSER Cataloging Manual for identifying works and expressions, recording attributes of resources, and completing a description of a serial resource. The workshop will cover several aspects of CONSER’s implementation of RDA in the MARC 21 environment, including practices for coding the MARC field 246 for variant titles, fixed fields, and use of relationship designators to record relationships between resources.
Depending on the needs and interests of participants, the presenters will make available online introductory sessions to cover the basics of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, RDA Toolkit, and the MARC 21 format for bibliographic data as prerequisites to the workshop.
The course is designed for those new to serials: beginning serials catalogers and technicians and monograph catalogers working with serials. Experienced AACR2 serials catalogers wishing to make the transition to RDA are welcome to take this course as a primer to RDA serial cataloging.
CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
Les Hawkins has been coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress (LC) since 2003. CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging. Les has been involved with RDA course development and instruction for Library of Congress catalogers as well as RDA serials bridge training for LC and CONSER serials catalogers. His current activities include participating as an editor of the CONSER Cataloging Manual being revised for RDA. Les received the 2014 Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award, presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS.