AACR and MARC for Print Serials (SEFLIN)

Once you are comfortable with finding your way around the basic cataloging tools — the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2R), Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRI) and the MARC coding standards (MARC21) — you will be ready to tackle the harder stuff.

Continuing to build on the methods taught in the Book Blitz I and II classes, this 2-day workshop deals with the special fields needed for description and access for print serials. As in Book Blitz I, we cover the “Core Cataloging Skills”:

  • How to describe a serial in enough detail for your user’s needs
  • How to assign useful search terms, such as variant titles, issuing bodies, etc. (not subject headings)
  • How to choose the correct MARC coding for a serial record
  • How to decide whether or not copied records truly match your items
  • How to clone “different edition” or “near match” serial records 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

Anticipated goal:
At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to find and edit records that accurately reflect your print serials or create different edition or completely new records for them.

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

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