Posts by Chris Rhodes


New from ALA Editions: Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators by Carrie Russell

Posted by Chris Rhodes

ALA Editions is proud to publish Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators by Carrie Russell of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, with illustrations by Jessica Abel.  Here Abel offers some comments on her working process and what goes in to illustrating the ins and outs of copyright issues! 


I’m a cartoonist and a comics educator. But sometimes, I’m...


Chris Oliver on RDA and the Future of Cataloging

Posted by Chris Rhodes

I had a chance to interview Chris Oliver, author of ALA Editions Introducing RDA. Chris has been involved with RDA from its early stages, so I asked her about what this new cataloging standard could mean for catalogers and librarians in general.

Chris Rhodes: You’ve been a cataloger at McGill University for twenty years.  What about your work has changed in your time there?

Chris Oliver: It’s hard to imagine that I’m still in the same department, in the same library. So much has changed that it doesn’t feel at all like the same place! The first thing I had to learn when I began cataloguing at McGill was to write neatly and legibly. Cataloguing librarians were expected to write out bibliographic information on data forms and then we gave the forms to input operators who entered our data into our Canadian bibliographic database called UTLAS (a...

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