This course is an introduction to MARC21 and how it is meant to work in a library automation system. It explains what the MARC standards are and how those standards tie in with our cataloging rules (AACR) to help catalogers create data that will function effectively in a library catalog. Part 1 of this course is a series of webcasts and web-based mini-courses that covers the underlying fundamentals of MARC and bibliographic information. Part 1 is available 24/7 at no charge. When you complete your registration, the course will automatically launch. You may return to the course at any time by logging in to the Training Portal and selecting “My Courses.” Part 1 is a pre-requisite for TMQ MARC21 in Your Library Part 2: MARC Coding, the Core Codes and Their Functions. For more details about the contents of the course go to: TMQ-Part 1
Directors, reference people, acquisitions people, copy catalogers, beginning catalogers, and experienced but untrained catalogers.