Survey conducted by the TSIG RDA Training Needs Assessment Working Group

RDAlogo_rgb_200x91.gifRDA: Resource Description and Access is the new cataloguing standard that will replace AACR2. Implementation is expected to happen in 2011. Changing to RDA will require some training. Canada needs an efficient and cost-effective implementation plan.

Members of the Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) of the Canadian Library Association formed a working group: the RDA Training Needs Assessment Working Group. Part of TSIG’s mandate is to keep abreast of recent developments and to provide a forum for communication. TSIG will be playing a role in facilitating RDA implementation in Canada. The survey prepared by the working group is one part of TSIG’s involvement in RDA training and implementation.

The questionnaire had two purposes:

(1) to provide an opportunity for respondents to indicate their highest priorities for RDA training;

(2) to gather information about respondent's experiences with different training methods.

Summary of the survey and some informal conclusions

Members of the TSIG RDA Training Needs Assessment Working Group:

Alison Hitchens (University of Waterloo)
Brian Rountree (Red River College)
Chris Oliver (McGill University)
Marianne Reid (Brandon University)
Trina Grover (Ryerson University)
with Marcia Salmon (York University) as liaison with the Executive of TSIG