Skip to content

Overview of Serials for Copy Catalogers (Session 1)

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 2 CE Hours


Series Description

Fundamentals of Cataloging is returning to a popular and complex topic – serials cataloging! If you help manage your library’s journals, magazines, newspapers, or any other periodical resource, attend this series to better understand how and why we catalog them the way we do. This set of online trainings will focus on the issues, fields, and elements needed when copy cataloging periodicals.  

Please note that we will cover both physical and electronic serials records. Each session in the series includes dedicated practice, brief quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities. 

Session Description

This first session in the Serials series provides an overview of serials cataloging. We will describe the vocabulary and resources you need to get started. 

Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to… 

  • Learn key vocabulary for continuing resource cataloging 
  • Understand the major differences between monograph and continuing resource cataloging 
  • Explore free resources and tools for cataloging serials 
  • Utilize examples of national standards to simplify serial cataloging 

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for maintaining catalog records for periodicals (especially those new to these tasks) and anyone with an interest in the topic.


Sarah Schaff Denison University Library

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.