MARC: An Introduction (MCLS)

Course Overview

Don't be intimidated by MARC! Do terms like fixed and variable fields scare you? Are you put off by subfields and indicators? This class is designed to help you better understand MARC, whether you are a cataloger, reference librarian, interlibrary loan practitioner or support staff. If you're contemplating migrating to a new system or automating your library for the first time, a better understanding of MARC will be helpful.

What's covered in this class? The instructor will present an overview to MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) records and related terminology, such as the fixed and variable fields, tags, indicators, subfields, and International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD). We will discuss how MARC tagging and coding of cataloging data is used in bibliographic records. We'll set out guidelines for record selection, when to create and enter new records, and how to interpret and edit records. Finally, we'll go over the input standards for adding records to WorldCat and to local automated catalogs.

Pricing listed above is per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Thomas at thomash@mcls.org.

Restrictions apply. Group pricing is not available for MCLS special programs. You can only purchase a group rate for employees of your institution (those who are not employees of your institution are not eligible to attend).

Audience

This class is designed to help you better understand MARC, whether you are a cataloger, reference librarian, interlibrary loan practitioner or support staff. If you're contemplating migrating to a new system or automating your library for the first time, a better understanding of MARC will be helpful.

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Cost

$199.00

Course Provider

MCLS

Course Length

6.0 Hours (3 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@oclc.org

Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata

 

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