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MARC Coding Review

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 1.5 CE Hours


MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) is the language most libraries use to encode the records for their collections. Building on the basic overview of MARC provided in our introductory webinar series, this session dives into the details of each of the major tag groups and highlights areas of importance for different material types.

Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore freely available MARC reference resources.
  • Examine each of the MARC coding tag groups.
  • Highlight areas most relevant for various material types.
  • Discuss best practices and explore options for local variations.


Participants should review the following entries in the Training Archive ahead of this presentation:

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for editing and maintaining catalog records and anyone with an interest in the topic.


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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