Basics of Original Cataloging (Session 1)

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This online series covers the same information included in our in-person workshop of the same name, introducing attendees to the key skills and workflows needed to create original records in MARC21 format.   

This series is designed for individuals who have prior training or experience with copy cataloging practices. 

Attendees are strongly encouraged to have access to their preferred cataloging software during these webinars. 


The first session in our new Fundamentals of Cataloging series will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to create MARC records from scratch.  Attendees will explore the vocabulary of original cataloging, the levels and types of cataloging possible, and the basic reference sites that can support their individual cataloging needs. Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to... 

  • Learn how to efficiently assess the quality of records 
  • Understand the benefits of different levels of cataloging--core, full, and enhanced 
  • Discover key reference sites. 

 Please note:

  • Individuals are encouraged to have access to their cataloging software while taking this course, if possible.   
  • Individuals are encouraged to have access to materials they are working to catalog and have questions about. 


  • OhioNET members can register at no cost using the button above.

September 15th, 2020 1:30 PM through  3:30 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 100.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 3185615446015306768
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Sarah Schaff (Denison University Library)
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. 

Training Track Fundamentals of Cataloging
Who Should Attend Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog records or anyone with an interest in the topic. Previous cataloging work is STRONGLY recommended.
CE Contact Hours 2