Book Blitz I (SEFLIN)

This four-day workshop will be held on April 4-5-6-7, 2011. Registrants must attend all four days.

As it has been said before, “good cataloging doesn’t just happen”. This workshop gets right down to the nitty-gritty details about how to make MARC records that will work well in each and every truly MARC-based library automation system out there.

Whether you are copy cataloging or making original records, this workshop will teach you the essential cataloging rules and MARC standards that you need to know, and how they fit together. Not only will you learn how to find your way around AACR2R, LCRI and MARC21, but you will also learn these ‘Core Cataloging Skills’:

  • How to describe a book in enough detail for your user’s needs
  • How to assign useful search terms, such as authors, illustrators, etc. (not subject headings)
  • How to choose the correct MARC coding for a book record
  • How to decide whether or not copied records truly match your items
  • How to upgrade CIP records to provide missing data or edit changes
  • How to clone ‘different edition’ or ‘near match’ records
  • What ‘bad’ cataloging looks like, and how to correct it.

(P.S. we spend more than 3 hours on dates alone)

This is a beginner’s workshop on bibliographic description, providing access points, and copy cataloging; this workshop covers books only. For an experienced cataloger, it is a near certainty that you will learn a few things you didn’t already know.

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

Anticipated Goal:
At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to do straightforward editing of records that you copy, including CIP records, and should be able to make simple original records for books, including Different edition records.

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Register with SEFLIN