MARC: An Introduction (MCLS)
Do not 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 are new to the library field or just need a review, a better understanding of MARC will be helpful.
What is 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) punctuation marks. We will discuss how MARC tagging and coding of cataloging data is used in bibliographic records. We will set out guidelines for record selection and discuss when to create and enter new records.
This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana staff.
This class will be online for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days using our online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with additional login information a few days prior to the 1st class date.
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$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)
Group viewing rates*
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)
*To register groups, contact the Training department at firstname.lastname@example.org, do not register online.
6.0 Hours (3 days / 2-hour sessions per day)