Authorities in RDA

When:  Jun 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

Have you heard the news? FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data) and FRSAD (Functional Requirements for Subject Headings) are going away. Well, not entirely! In this session, we'll explore Authorities under the LRM (Library Reference Model) in detail! We'll also discuss how RDA impacted Authorities. We'll review how to read an Authority record including subject and name authority records as well as about linked data for authorities.  

Suggested prerequisite: Basic familiarity with RDA terminology and/or basic principles of authority work will be useful. See:  Any RDA and/or Authority related content in the SEFLIN Library. 

Resources and exercises for post-class work will be provided. 

Audience: Cataloging, Technical Services, Digital Library, Institutional Repository, Systems, Super Agents, staff, as well as any library staff interested in authority data 

Presented by: Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Head of Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries in 2001. Prior to her appointment in 2001 she was the Technical Services Librarian at Oxford/Emory University. Throughout much of her career, she has freelanced web design and metadata work. As an early adopter of technology, she has been involved in many software and web development projects in the incubation stage.

Her research interests are library and community sourced metadata (RDA, DC, RDF/XML and other semantic web schemas) for materials including digital objects, linked data and the intersection of the semantic and social webs. Robin is a prolific content creator (georgiawebgurl on most social media websites); her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 12 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina) and a B.A. in English (University of Georgia).