Just for CopyCats. Part 2, Matching and Essential Editing—AACR/MARC (TMQ)

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Course Overview

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 2 of this course is made up of a series of four live online modules, and covers: how to identify potential problems when searching; how to match AACR/MARC records to resources; how to deal with difficult dates; how to do only the most essential editing of AACR/MARC records. We will also provide practice in these steps.

NOTE: the webinar provider (TMQ, Inc.) will email you an invoice for USD$300 for this course. Options for payment are: by check or by credit card via PayPal


Acquisitions people, copy catalogers, beginning catalogers, and experienced but untrained catalogers.

Recommended prerequisites:

"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

Just for CopyCats. Part 1, Background and Searching (TMQ); a series of free online modules; total length approx. 2 hrs; available 24/7.

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

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Course Length

12.0 Hours

Course Format

Live Online



Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata