Copy cataloging is not the same as original cataloging; it involves its own special procedures and guidelines. This 2-day course outlines the basic principles of copy cataloging in a MARC record environment. It will introduce you to the art of: finding cataloging records that you can copy; ensuring that those records really match your resources; and fixing the really important things that might need fixing in those records.
Topics covered include:
- How to search efficiently for MARC records to copy
- How to match MARC records to the resources you are cataloging
- How to deal with difficult dates when matching records
- How to do only the most essential editing of the records that you copy
Attendees will get practice in searching for, matching to, and editing of 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.