Library Skill Sets - RDA and FRBR

Course Code: LS019


RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloguing standard replacing AACR2 in 2013. The National Library of Australia is implementing RDA in the second quarter of 2013.

Underpinning RDA is the concept of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records). This workshop is designed to provide all library and information workers with an understanding of FRBR as a concept and how it impacts resource discovery. FRBR and its relationship to RDA as a cataloguing standard will be covered. The session will include some practical activities to assist understanding of the concepts between RDA and FRBR.

At the end of this session you will have a sound understanding of FRBR, and be aware of the impact FRBR is having on information discovery, and what this implies for the future of cataloguing standards.


You should be working in a library, or currently studying a library qualification, AND have attended the short course "Library Skill Sets – RDA Overview".

Costs & Fees

Fee $ 165.00   (GST exempt)

In subsequent calendar years, fees may be subject to an increase in line with annual Institute fee pricing reviews.

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Session Dates

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Handouts provided.

Refund Policy

Course withdrawal & refunds: Fee refunds will only be issued if a course withdrawal request is received at least four (4) working days prior to the date of course commencement. A $55 administration fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal requests received after this time.
Course transfers: Students wishing to transfer to a future start date of the same course will be accepted if a request is received at least four (4) working days prior to the date of course commencement, and providing a suitable future course offering is available.
Course cancellation by the Institute: Where a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
Processing of refunds takes a minimum of fifteen (15) working days. All refunds will be made directly to the payee, and will be mailed to the payee’s address as shown on the application form. For online/web-based fee payments made via credit card, refunds will only be made to the payee’s credit card as was used for the original fee payment.