RDA in a Day report by Karl Fairhurst
I was thrilled to learn that I had won a bursary for the RDA in a Day event, not least because I am new to the profession but also new to cataloguing! Cataloguing experience is difficult to come by as a new professional and I saw this as a valuable opportunity to get to grips with my new passion and the new standard before starting a CILIP accredited course in September.
Turning up at CILIP HQ, I was delighted to meet librarians from the BBC, Natural History Museum and Royal Zoological Society. It was interesting to hear how cataloguing fits into their roles and how much of RDA they were already familiar with. With a tea in hand, we were briefed by Alan Danskin and Lesley Firth of the British Library on the day ahead. They detailed how we will create catalogue records using RDA and RIMMF, learn to navigate the RDA toolkit, discuss the FRBR model and understand how RDA and MARC can be used together.