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FRBR and RDA Training Resources List

Use this list to access FRBR and RDA documentation beyond UC San Diego. For local UC San Diego FRBR and RDA documentation and training visit this link.



1. FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD at IFLA web site

2. Presentation Files

3. Recorded Webcasts

  • Barbara Tillett: "FRBR: Things You Should Know, But Were Afraid to Ask" (03/04/2009, RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes) 
    • DESCRIPTION: This presentation for non-catalogers is intended to present basic concepts and benefits of using the FRBR conceptual model (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) in resource discovery systems.
  • James P. Ascher and Peter J. Rolla: Don’t Tilt at Windmills, an Active Learning Approach to Teaching FRBR, archived webinar (December 1, 2010)

4.  Reference Tools

  • "Understanding FRBR: What it is and how it will affect our retrieval tools" / edited by Arlene G. Taylor (2007)
  • "FRBR: a guide to the perplexed" / Robert L. Maxwell (2008

RDA Overview and Background

1. Presentation Files

2. Recorded Webcasts

RDA: Changes from AACR2

1. Presentation files:

2. Recorded webcasts:

RDA Toolkit


Library of Congress

RDA Presentations on JSC Web site: http://www.rda-jsc.org/rdapresentations.html

  • Barbara B. Tillett and Judith A. Kuhagen's training on RDA at "Georgia Cataloging Summit," Aug. 9-10, 2011
  • Judith A. Kuhagen. "RDA Overview," presentation at SLA, June 14, 2011
  • Judith A. Kuhagen. "Serials and RDA: An Ongoing Relationship," preconference, St Louis, MO, June 1, 2011
  • Barbara B. Tillet. "RDA Seminar," at University of Florence, Italy, May 30-1 June, 2011
  • etc.