Programs 2012-2014

Cataloging the Especially special Formats Using RDA and MARC 21

This full-day workshop will focus on the RDA description of special formats–all the materials you may have pushed aside to age, hoping for a record to appear! (Most libraries have these resources lurking in their cataloging departments …)

The presenters will focus on materials such as videorecordings, sound recordings, 3-dimensional objects, pictures, games, kits, and other especially special formats.

Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include use of tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA. Access to the online RDA Toolkit will be demonstrated and handouts will be emailed to registrants. The workshop will assume a basic knowledge of cataloging with AACR2 and MARC. A rudimentary knowledge of RDA would be helpful but we are here to help you learn about RDA!


Jay Weitz, Senior Consulting Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH;

Julie Renee Moore, Catalog Librarian for Special Collections and Special Formats, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno

Date:  Friday, September 26, 2014

Time:  8:30am-4:30pm;

Location: Room T-1200 Conference Room, Long Beach City Colleg

RDA Map Cataloging for Beginners

This full-day workshop focuses primarily on print maps and print atlases, and also briefly covers globes, digital maps, and other cartographic content. It includes PowerPoint slides, lots of exercises, lots of audience participation, a game or two, and a manual for each participant.  It is informative and fun!

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of cataloging but need not have any experience cataloging maps. Experienced map catalogers are welcome as well.

Workshop Covers:

  • FRBR and Maps
  • Cartographic Types
  • Terminology
  • OCLC Maps Format
  • Physical Description Fixed Field (Map)
  • Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data
  • Identifying Manifestations
  • Describing Carriers
  • Describing Content
  • Persons and Corporate Bodies considered to be Creators
  • Subject Analysis
  • LC Classification


Manuel UrrizolaHead of Metadata and Technical Services, UC Riverside Libraries

Date:  Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:30am-9:00am Continental breakfast/Sign In
9:00am – 4:00pm Workshop
Location:  Cal Poly Pomona University Library, Pomona, CA


With the upcoming implementation of the new cataloging code Resource Description and Access (RDA), the workshops will provide training for catalogers for cataloging serials and monographs with RDA.

RDA Serials Cataloging Workshop
Date:  March 14, 2013
Time:  8:30 AM  – 4:30 PM
Location: UCLA Research Library (Conference Room)
Enrollment: 30


Kevin Balster, ERM & Continuing Resources Librarian (UCLA)
Valerie Bross, ERM & Continuing Resources Team Leader (UCLA)

RDA Basic Cataloging Workshop
Date:  March 28, 2013
Time:  8:30 AM  – 4:30 PM
Location: CSU Northridge Oviatt Library (Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room)
Enrollment: 40


Chamya Kincy, Life & Social Sciences Cataloger (UCLA)
Luiz H. Mendes, Electronic Resources Librarian (CSUN)

Describing Archives: A Workshop

This workshop will focus on the basics of archival description using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). Topics will include: description and arrangement, including minimal processing encoding of data in MARC 21 format, finding aids, and tools for archival processing. Participants will also gain an overview on the use of the Archivist’s Toolkit to create DACS-compliant records and develop workflows for cataloging archival collections.


Brooke M. Black, MLIS
Chief Cataloger, Manuscripts, Huntington Library

Audra Eagle Yun, MLIS, CA
Archivist, Special Collections & Archives University of California, Irvine Libraries

Date:             Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time:             9:00 – 5:00 pm

Location:      Long Beach City College Library, Room 103


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