Registering for RDA BIBCO Webinars beginning March 4, 2013

Greetings! This survey allows active BIBCO partners to register for the March 2013 live online RDA BIBCO Webinars 1-4. It is intended for participants who have completed RDA NACO training/review and have begun or completed online RDA descriptive training.

Please register for the March sessions by Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Recommended Training Sequence:

1. Complete the online PCC-approved LC descriptive RDA Training Modules 1-4, on the Catalogers Learning Workshop site as "bridge" training, including the exercises and tests (
2. Examine the RDA BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) for Textual Monographs on the BIBCO web site (January 2013 or latest version;
3. Register via survey for corresponding live webinars (60-90 minutes, RDA and PCC policy, your questions and the webinar leaders' answers, and examples)
4. Send questions on the appropriate module to BIBCOMAIL@LOC.GOV a few days in advance of any webinar, with a copy to the BIBCO Coordinator,
5. Participate in live webinars (optionally, view recorded versions online at:
6. Begin/continue cataloging in RDA and undergo review by experienced RDA BIBCO catalogers, as determined in consultation with BIBCO Coordinator

RDA BIBCO Webinar 1 will begin with content in the LC Module 1, and additional webinars will cover the remaining Modules 2, 3, and 4. Planned webinar dates for March:

RDA: Module 1 -- Introduction to RDA; Identifying Manifestations and Items
Monday, March 4, 2013 --Webinar 1 (1:30 - 3:00 pm EST)
Send advance questions by Thursday, February 28, 2013

RDA: Module 2 -- Describing Carriers and Identifying Works
Thursday, March 7, 2013 -- Webinar 2 (1:30 - 3:00 pm EST)
Send advance questions by Tuesday, March 5

RDA: Module 3 -- Identifying Expressions and Describing Content
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 -- Webinar 3 (1:30 - 3:00 pm EST)
Send advance questions by Monday, March 11

RDA: Module 4 -- Relationships
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – Webinar 4 (1:30 - 3:00 pm EST)
Send advance questions by Friday, March 15

Additional information:

• Access the LC RDA Training Modules 1-4 at any time and as many times as you wish.
• Watch for a confirmation message for this webinar.
• Stay tuned for information on the post-training review period during the webinars.

We look forward to working with all of you in this new phase of RDA training!

Carolyn Sturtevant
BIBCO Coordinator

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* 1. Who is completing this survey?

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* 2. Please estimate the number of staff at your institution who will participate in one or more of the webinars. (The PCC Secretariat is required to include training statistics in official reports at LC. Thanks for your cooperation!)

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* 3. For review of our bibliographic records in RDA, we prefer to