FREE: Catalogers Learning Workshop
COST: Lyrasis (2-4 hour online courses)
Cataloging and Metadata Courses (including new RDA courses)
Recommended Books for Catalogers
Inter, Sheila S. Jean Weihs. Standard cataloging for school and public libraries. 4th ed. Westport, Conn. Libraries Unlimited. 2007
Kaplan, Allison G. Crash Course in Cataloging for Non-Catalogers: A casual conversation on organizing information. Westport, Conn. Libraries Unlimited. 2009. Great intro to cataloging for anyone.
Kornegay, Rebecca S. Magic Search: getting the best results from your catalog and beyond. Chicago. ALA Editions. 2009. Great source for learning about subheadings in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21. Chicago. ALA Editions. 2013
Miller, Steven J. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual. Chicago. ALA Editions. 2011
Read, Jane M. Cataloging without tears: managing knowledge in the information society. Chandos Publishing, Oxford. 2003
Welsh, Anne. Sue Batley. Practical Cataloging: AACR2, RDA, and MARC21. Chicago. Neal-Schuman. 2012 Great for beginners as well as pros. Covers the rules for AACR2 & RDA as well as transitioning between the two.
Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell’s Handbook for AACR2: Explaining and Illustrating the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules through the 2003 Update. Chicago: ALA Editions. 2004
Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell’s Guide to Authority Work. Chicago: ALA Editions. 2002
Fritz, Deborah A. Richard J. Fritz. MARC 21 for Everyone: a practical Guide. Chicago. American Library Association. 2003 Covers the major MARC fields. Includes complete list of all pre-RDA MARC Fields.
Piepenburg, Scott. Easy Marc. 5th ed San Jose, Calif. F & W Associates. 2007
Weber, Mary Beth. Fay Angela Austin. Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR2 and RDA. New York. Neal Schuman Publishers. 2011.
RDA & FRBR
El-Sherbini, Magda. RDA: Strategies for Implementation. Chicago. ALA Editions. 2013
Hart, Amy. The RDA Primer : a guide for the occasional cataloger. Santa Barbara, Calif. ABC-CLIO. 2010
Maxwell, Robert L. FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed. Chicago: ALA Editions. 2007
Oliver, Chris. Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics. Chicago. ALA Editions. 2010
All materials recommended by Melissa Powell @ biblioease.com