Fundamentals of Cataloging ONLINE: Meet MARC (Session 2)

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Series Information:

Fundamentals of Cataloging--our popular, long-running series of online training sessions, will start off the new year by revisiting the basics.  The first set of sessions in the series explains basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers and demonstrates how to describe our most numerous resource--books! Each session includes dedicated practice and searching time, brief quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities.Perfect for anyone who is new to copy cataloging or returning to cataloging responsibilities.


Session Description:

This second session in the Introduction series will focus learning about MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging)--what it is, what it looks like, and how it works.  Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to...

  • explore freely available, relevant MARC resources

  • recognize the punctuation and symbols used in MARC cataloging

  • learn the basic groups of MARC fields

  • highlight the most important areas of description



  • No cataloging experience is needed to participate in the Introduction series.
  • Attendees should plan to have 1-2 physical items available at their desks during the session for hands-on practice time.
January 29th, 2019 1:30 PM   through   3:30 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 65.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 3395447333096649219
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Sarah Schaff
Presenter Background

Sarah Schaff has had the good fortune to work for a handful of Ohio libraries since 2003 – and still loves her work.  With a background in philosophy and library science, Sarah currently serves as the Discovery Librarian at Denison, a small liberal arts college east of Columbus.  In her 8 to 5 life, Sarah takes care of the invisible systems and online resources that keep the library humming.

Series Name Fundamentals of Cataloging
Who Should Attend Indivdiuals new to cataloging processes and workflows, those looking to refresh their cataloging skills, and anyone with an interest in the topic.
CE Contact Hours 2

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