Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction and Basic Description

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Introduction and Basic Description is the first course in our recurring series, Fundamentals of Cataloging.  This session begins by covering some basic cataloging concepts and processes, followed by a demonstration and discussion of how to describe and catalog our most numerous resource--books.  Our hands-on, in-person workshop will be taught from an RDA-friendly perspective.  In this session, attendees will

  • understand the distinction between descriptive and subject cataloging
  • get to know the variety of tools available to help support his/her cataloging
  • identify RDA and hybrid records in MARC format
  • practice a sample workflow for cataloging monograph (book) sources
June 18th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
1500 West Lane Ave.
Columbus, 43221-3975
United States
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 65.00
Non-members $ 130.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key
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Event Details
Presenter Name Misty Alvaro
Presenter Background

Misty Alvaro received her MLIS from Kent State University in 2010 after getting her start in public libraries a few years earlier. Recently, however, Misty served as a cataloger and project coordinator with OSU's Special Collections Description and Access department. Misty has experience cataloging a variety of formats and languages, including Japanese, all Romance languages, and a little German.  In addition to her work with us here at OhioNET, Misty has rejoined the public library landscape with a new gig at Upper Arlington Public Library, where she now serves as the Cataloger Librarian.


Series Name Fundamentals of Cataloging
Who Should Attend Individuals new to cataloging processes and workflows, those looking to refresh their cataloging skills, and anyone with an interest in the topic.
CE Contact Hours 5

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