RDA training and implementation for Arabic-language materials at Library of Congress, Cairo Overseas Office / William J. Kopycki
RDA training and implementation for Arabic-language materials at Library of Congress, Cairo Overseas Office
William J. Kopycki
Field Director of Library of Congress Cairo Office
This presentation will give an overview of RDA and how it is being put into practice in the Cairo Overseas Office of the Library of Congress. There will be an introductory review of FRBR concepts, followed by several examples of RDA records for Arabic-language monographs and serials, highlighting some of the major differences between AACR2 and RDA, and how these differences are expressed within a MARC record. The presentation will conclude with an overview of how the Cairo Overseas Office staff underwent their training, and what RDA training materials are currently available to the worldwide communityfor free.