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!
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