BLC Workshop: RDA: ​Construction and Use of Relationships

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:00pm

RDA provides methods to explicitly document types of relationships between the manifestation being described and the access points of agents responsible for the creation of or contribution to the work and/or expression embodied in the manifestation. RDA also allows for structured relationships between the work, expression, manifestation, and/or item and other works, expressions, manifestations, and items. These relationships are fundamental to the entity-relationship model put forth in the IFLA-LRM (International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions-Library Reference Model) theoretical model.
This workshop provides instructions on identifying and constructing access points for works, expressions, manifestations, and items and the application of relationship designators to various authorized access points using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (MFBD).

This workshop was presented in two sessions:

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to identify LRM entities, apply the RDA instructions for the construction of general access points for works, expressions, manifestations, and items, for the application of relationship designators to the access points, and for the methods to encode these relationships in the MFBD.

About the Presenter:

Bobby Bothmann is professor and catalog & metadata librarian in Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Bobby catalogs all formats and attends many meetings. He is a member of the editorial board for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) where he has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. Bobby is a past chair of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and of the CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group, and a past delegate on the Cataloguing Section Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA), where he contributed to the recent revision of the International Cataloguing Principles. 

This workshop is brought to the BLC membership by the Continuing Resources & Metadata Management COI, with support from the BLC Innovation Fund.