Basic Cataloging

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Course Details
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Target Audience: 
Staff who would like to learn about cataloging and classification
Course Description

Are you interested in learning more about cataloging but unsure about where to start? This session will cover the basics of cataloging tools and techniques, including descriptive cataloging (RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). You will leave this session feeling more informed about how to get your library's materials cataloged and in the hands of your patrons.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand the underlying principles of cataloging and classification and how they affect patrons' ability to find library resources
  • Identify cataloging standards and rules, including RDA and MARC21.
  • Identify useful cataloging resources


Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Instructor or (972) 340-2829
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