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MARC: An Introduction (Online Version)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)
This class will be online for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days (February 12, 13, and 14 or (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE) May 27, 28, and 29, 2014) 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.
Workshop Topic: Cataloging
Intended audience: Catalogers, reference librarians, systems librarians, interlibrary loan practitioners and support staff who want a more thorough understanding of MARC format; those contemplating or in the process of automating their libraries; those migrating from one OPAC to another.
Review the OCLC publication "Bibliographic Formats and Standards" available online at http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/
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Sound card and speakers
Prices listed are per person. If you are interested in having multiple staff members attend an online workshop at a single location (e.g. a conference room), we are now offering a group rate of $249 for MCLS members and $349 for non-MCLS members. This rate will give you a single login that you will be able to use to login to one computer station. If you would like to register a group for an online workshop, please contact Heather Ladiski at email@example.com.
It is highly recommended that all registrants register for online workshops at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you registered passed the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for an online workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with WebEx login
information a few days prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email email@example.com.
Audio for this workshop will only be available via Voice Over IP. MCLS will send a microphone via US mail (upon request) approximately five days prior to your first MCLS online meeting to those who had registered at least seven days prior. If you do not have a microphone in time, you may communicate with the instructor and other participants via text chat.