Just for CopyCats. Part 1, Background and Searching (TMQ)
This two-part course outlines the basic principles of copy cataloging in a MARC record environment. It will introduce you to the art of: finding cataloging records that you can copy; ensuring that those records really match your resources; and fixing the really important things that might need fixing in those records. Click here for more details about the contents of the course
Part 1 of this course is made up of a series of free online modules, available 24/7, and covers: some useful background material; how to read a MARC record for searching and matching; and advice on search terms and results. Click the button to access these modules.
Acquisitions people, copy catalogers, beginning catalogers, and experienced but untrained catalogers.
"MARC21 in Your Library. Part 1, MARC & Bibliographic Information Fundamentals (TMQ)"; a series of free online modules; total length approx. 5 hrs; available 24/7.
MARC21 in Your Library. Part 2, MARC Coding: The Core Codes and Their Functions (TMQ); a series of live online modules; total length approx 7.5 hrs
Suggested Skill Set:
Attendees should have at least seen a MARC record, preferably in their own library catalog or using OCLC Connexion or CatExpress, or at least in the Library of Congress catalog.
How to use this self-paced course
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