AACR2/RDA and MARC – Preparing for Change

Date: 19-21 March 2013 (3 days)
Venue: Avillion Legacy Hotel, Melaka
Trainer: Ms Salmah Salleh (MLS Loughborough)

HRDF/PSMB SBL Claimable & MOF Registered

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Please do not wait for AACR3, it will not appear. The way forward is RDA.

But what is RDA? RDA stands for Resource Description and Access.  This new cataloguing standard for libraries and other communities is used to describe all types of resources, be it in printed or electronic forms. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of RDA, the changes from AACR2R to RDA and the continuity of the foundations of AACR2R in RDA.  The approach in this workshop is practical rather than conceptual, where participants will be able to catalogue using the RDA standard and coding records in MARC 21.

After attending the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Create RDA records
  • Acquire confidence in embracing and practicing RDA
  • Implement the transition from AACR2R to RDA standard for future improvement.

Intended Audience
Cataloguers, librarians in general, library administrators, policy makers and academicians in information management.

If possible, please bring along your notebook and broadband.



Day 1 – 19 March 2013 (Tue)

Day 2 – 20 March 2013 (Wed)

Day 3 – 21 March 2013 (Thu)

08:00 – 08:30

Registration Registration Registration
Morning Refreshment (8-9am)

08:30 – 10:00

Introducing RDA: what, why, when and howFunctional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) Section 3: Persons/Families/Corporate Bodies RDA Toolkit Live Demo by Access Dunia presented by Ms. Iris (Taiwan) – webinar sessionTalk by a representative from Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) – the way forward

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Refreshment Morning Refreshment

10:30 – 12.30

Structure and Contents of RDA Section 6: Relationships – Persons, Families, and Corporate Bodies

12:30 – 02:00

Lunch Lunch Lunch

02:00 – 03.30

AACR2R to RDA: Key changes Section 8: Relationships –  Works, Expressions, Manifestations and Items Bibliographic examples
Hands-on Session

03:30 – 04:00

Afternoon Refreshment Afternoon Refreshment Concluding Remarks for RDA Implementation
Certificate Presentation
Afternoon Refreshment (5pm)
End of Workshop

04:00 – 05:00

Section 1: Manifestations/Items
Section 2: Works/Expressions
Easy Homework for Day1
End of Day1
MARC 21 Tagging and Coding
Easy Homework for Day2
End of Day2


Registration and Accommodation

Workshop Registration Fee (without accommodation):

  • Early Bird Rate:   RM790 per participant (Early Bird register latest by 1 March 2013)
  • Normal Rate:   RM890 per participant (closing 15 March 2013)

Workshop Registration Fee (with accommodation 4 days & 3 nights at Avillion Legacy Melaka, check-in 18 March, check-out 21 March):

  • Early Bird Rate/single occupancy:  RM1438.90 per participant (Early Bird register latest by 1  March 2013)
  • Early Bird Rate/twin sharing:  RM 1114.45 per participant (Early Bird register latest by 1 March 2013)
  • Normal Rate/single occupancy:  RM1538.90 per participant (closing 15 March 2013)
  • Normal Rate/twin sharing:  RM1214.45 per participant (closing 15 March 2013)

Group Discount (more than 1 participant) – Discount RM100 per participant – (only valid after the closing date of Early Bird registration).

Government Rate Hotel Booking – RM204nett/Room/Night with Breakfast for 1 or 2 Persons

Hotel Booking – Corporate rate through Wisdom Synergy, Government rate direct to the hotel (06-2816868). Nearby hotel: Naza Talyya Melaka (5 minutes walking distance) (06-2882288).

For enquiries and administrative matters, please contact:
Aliza (019-244 8983) or Ayati (019-708 5435) or e-mail wisdomsynergy@gmail.com
Terms and Conditions
• The registration fee covers workshop materials, lunches and refreshments.
• All cancellations must be notified in writing five (5) working days before the event date, i.e. before 12 March 2013; otherwise the workshop fee will be billed to your organisation.
• The organiser reserves the right to amend the programme, facilitator, date and venue of the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control.


  • For government agencies, Wisdom Synergy accepts Local Order (LO) for payment processing
  • For payment by cheques, please make cheques payable to “Wisdom Synergy Enterprise”
  • For payment via telegraphic transfer, please indicate your organisation name in the payment
  • Account details as below:
Bank Name: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Bank Address: Cawangan Shah Alam, Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Selangor (PKPS), Seksyen 14, Persiaran Perbandaran, 40675 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Account No: 12038010084361