MARC21 in Your Library. Part 2, MARC Coding: The Core Codes and Their Functions (TMQ)

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Course Overview

This two-part course is a beginner's introduction to MARC21 and how it is meant to work in a library automation system. It explains what the MARC standards are, and how we apply those standards to code the bibliographic information that our cataloging rules tell us to provide, so that our data will function effectively in a library catalog. Click here for more details about the contents of the course

Part 2 of this course is made up of a series of three live online modules, and covers the core codes that are most commonly found in MARC records, and their functions.

NOTE: the webinar provider (TMQ, Inc.) will email you an invoice for USD$150 for this course. Options for payment are: by check or by credit card via PayPal.


Directors, reference people, 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.

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.

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Course Length

7.5 Hours

Course Format

Live Online


Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata