Implementing RDA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Qiang Jin, Jane A. Sandberg

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In this article the authors present a case study implemented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library that trained catalogers in Resource Description and Access (RDA), a new cataloging code. The authors provide detailed descriptions of the library's in-house training sessions and the strategies behind these sessions. They also discusses the creation of digital tools used to facilitate the creation of quality RDA bibliographic records. The authors close by contextualizing RDA training within the library linked data initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-236
Number of pages20
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014



  • Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
  • OCLC Macro Language (OML)
  • RDA training
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • cataloging training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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