Unit Head for Library Systems and Collection Management Sue Maszaros, who works in the Bunch Library, was a co-presenter for a session at the Tennessee Library Association conference held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 25-26. This statewide library and information science conference focused on “Outside of the Box” thinking related to library services and user access to resources. Maszaros helped lead the session titled “RDA Demystified: Resource Description and Access for Non-Catalogers,” which discussed the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access, and its application within libraries. Designed for the digital world, Resource Description and Access (RDA) provides a flexible and extensible framework for recording metadata and is intended to replace the current cataloging standard, AACR2, now used in libraries. The Library of Congress made the transition to the new RDA standard in March 2013, and Bunch Library plans to begin implementation of this standard within the year. Maszaros collaborated on this presentation with colleague Margaret Brown, catalog librarian at Williamson County Public Library.
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