OhioNET: Fundamentals of Cataloging – Basic Overview (Session 1)

This introductory series explains basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers and demonstrates how to describe books. Each session includes practice, quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities. It’s designed for anyone who is new to copy cataloging or returning to cataloging responsibilities.

This first session, held on Feb. 1st from 1:30-3:30pm ET, will focus on an overview of the key concepts involved in cataloging and resource description. It will cover the basic tools and vocabulary that you need to get started. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • learn basic cataloging vocabulary
  • understand the distinction between descriptive and subject cataloging
  • get to know the variety of tools available to help support cataloging
  • special attention will be given to freely available cataloging resources

For more information, please go to https://www.ohionet.org/event/basic-cataloging-overview-session-1. 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.