OhioNET: Basics of Original Cataloging

This online series introduces attendees to the key skills and workflows needed to create original records in MARC21 format. It is designed for individuals who have prior training or experience with copy cataloging practices. 

Attendees are strongly encouraged to have access to their preferred cataloging software during these webinars.

The first session in OhioNET’s new Fundamentals of Cataloging series, scheduled for Sept. 15th from 1:30-3:30pm Eastern, will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to create MARC records from scratch.  Attendees will explore the vocabulary of original cataloging, the levels and types of cataloging possible, and the basic reference sites that can support their individual cataloging needs. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to efficiently assess the quality of records
  • Understand the benefits of different levels of cataloging–core, full, and enhanced
  • Discover key reference sites.

For more information, please go to https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=572.  When registering, select Kent State – iSchool as the organization. (Registration is free for iSchool students).

The session will be led by Sarah Schaff.  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.

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