Get an overview of the rules outlined in the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard for forming personal, corporate body and family names, chapters 8-11. The 2nd edition of DACS indicates the use of companion standards such as RDA for the formation of appropriate name headings. You’ll begin with a discussion of the benefits of authority work and authority structures, including available resources such as the Library of Congress Authorities and the Union List of Artists Names. Following that introduction, we’ll cover the construction of names for persons, corporate bodies, and families in detail and reference the specific rules as found in RDA.
Archivist practitioners, librarians, and archivists who need a refresher on cataloging principles
You should be versed in DACS and understand basic archival descriptive practices