From the Illinois Library Assocation’s 2012 Annual Conference, Peoria, October 9:

Fantastic (and Free!) Cataloging Tools, presented by Erica Laughlin, RSA Cataloging and Database Administrator, Resource Sharing Alliance NFP:


A wealth of useful resources here, including DDC tools, converters and calculators, RDA resources, many more.

Wait a Minute, How Many Months?: Getting Ready Now that RDA Is Almost Here:

Wait a Minute, How Many Months 2012-10-17 (PPT)

Wait a Minute, How Many Months 2012-10-17 (PDF)

Some RDA Training Resources 2012-10-11

I have saved my presentation as both PPT so you can see the notes, and PDF in case you have trouble viewing the PPT.

Both Erica and I added a little extra information based on the discussion at our presentations.

Ever find yourself with a perfectly good classification number in Library of Congress but your library uses Dewey?  Or vice versa?

If you don’t have access to Mona L. Scott’s three volume Conversion Tables, then QuestionPoint might be able to help you.  QuestionPoint does use the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Classification number for medical topics.

LCC to Dewey
– Mapping to LCC Schedules D, J and K are in process. Instead of Schedule R, NLM’s QS-QZ and W schedules are used.

Dewey to LCC
-Since QuestionPoint uses NLM for Schedule R, most NLM classes map to 362.1-362.3, and 610-618.97

More information on NLM classification, including the schedules.