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Basics of Creating Original Catalog Records

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 CE Hours


Explore the basic steps you need to know to create an original catalog record. You’ll learn how to efficiently find and assess MARC records to copy so you never have to start with a blank work form. This webinar will dive into the vocabulary and structure of original cataloging processes, along with the basic reference sites that can support your individual cataloging needs.  

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to… 

  • Review key terminology and concepts of original cataloging 
  • Understand the benefits of different levels of cataloging – core, full, and enhanced—for their communities 
  • Explore various ways to find and assess MARC records 

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog data, especially those who are new to creating original records. Previous cataloging work is strongly recommended.


Tim Keller Head of Discovery and Metadata Services

Tim Keller is the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services at Oberlin College and Conservatory, after spending two years as the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Tim earned his MLIS from Kent State University in 2009, and also holds a second MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (User Experience Design). In addition to cataloging and making information discoverable, Tim serves as the Subject Headings Working Group Leader under the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee.  

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