Book Blitz II (SEFLIN)

Really good cataloging doesn’t come easily. It takes commitment to details to figure out how to handle some of the trickier cataloging problems that can arise. In Book Blitz I we cover the easy rules. In this two-day workshop, Book Blitz II, we move on to some of the more complex cataloging rules, the ones that make you frown!

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 some of the harder stuff, for example:

  • Parallel titles
  • Part titles
  • Confusing statements of responsibility
  • More on series
  • More on personal, corporate, and conference names, and uniform title headings
  • Verifying name and title headings against the LC Authority files

N.B. Although the examples in this workshop are all for books, the relevant rules can be applied to all types of materials. However, this workshop does not cover subject headings, classification, or specific details on cataloging non-print materials.

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

Anticipated Goal:
At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to edit or create the description and access elements of more complicated book records.

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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