I have been thinking about the same thing myself – FRBR and WEMI are certainly becoming more familiar terms but trying to explain them can be quite tricky, and as Jackie says, can have people snoring.

 

I think the concepts have to be referred to as they are at the heart of RDA and account for much of the new terminology, however I feel that for many general staff just a brief explanation is probably enough and with more focus placed on the practical differences/benefits of RDA.

 

Nicky

 

From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jackie Johnson (Library Services)
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I did wonder about explaining FRBR and WEMI and I'm honestly still not sure. I've got rather bogged down in trying to make it comprehensible and I'm not sure I've succeeded. I've thought of including it because FRBRisation is a term that is being bandied around here quite a bit now. I have memories of when I was trying explain the library catalogue to a group a while ago and somebody was literally snoring. I would like to try and avoid this if at all possible. 

 

I would be interested to hear what other people think. Admittedly I'm talking about general staff here, not para-professionals. I think in the case of the latter we would have to try and cover it. I can't see how we can avoid it if we are 'selling' RDA,  as it were, and explaining why we're using it. 

 

Jackie 

 

 


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Can I ask, in terms of training para-professional cataloguing staff are people planning on teaching FRBR and WEMI.  Like Katrina I’ve focused on the actual practicalities of RDA for now with the thought that I will return to FRBR and WEMI when our catalogues are more structured in that way.  But I’d be interested to hear what others are doing.

Helen

 

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Thanks for this Jackie. I’m interested to see you’ve built in time for discussion sessions as well as just training. Do you anticipate continuing these once you start cataloguing fully?

 

I’m also interested in the whole WEMI thing. I suspect I’ve not given that as much thought as I should have compared to the actual practicalities of doing RDA. Maybe that’s incredibly blinkered of me though…..

 

Katrina

 

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From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jackie Johnson (Library Services)
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We have drawn up a training programme to take place over the next few months, starting with an introductory session for all staff, then more tailored sessions for cataloguing staff, with the expectation that they will do some self tutoring probably using the Cambridge materials (thanks very much for these), plus some discussion sessions. As mentioned earlier, trying to explain FRBR, and WEMI etc to the uninitiated, even the initiated, is quite a challenge! 

 

Jackie 

 

 


Jackie Johnson                    
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From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Clifford, Katrina M
Sent: 13 January 2014 13:59
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Subject: [CIG-E-FORUM] CIG Monday Afternoon session: Training

 

Good afternoon and welcome back to the discussion on adopting RDA where we’re turning our thoughts to training.

 

If you’re just catching up with the morning discussion (and thank you to all those who have already contributed), then feel free to continue to reply to any messages.

 

As with the morning session, we’ll have some prompts to direct the discussion, but please post anything you think is relevant.  If you're posting about something new, then please give your subject header a relevant title so that those participating can keep track of conversations more easily.

 

A reminder that if you’re replying to messages and want them to post to the list, then hit ‘Reply to all’ rather than just ‘Reply’ as that’ll go only to the sender of the message and not the whole list.

 

To start this session, I’d like to start by asking

 

How did you approach/are you approaching training? – this can be for those in your team, or as touched upon this morning, for those who don’t catalogue directly but still might be affected.

 

Katrina

 


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