Just for Copy Cats (Cocoa) (NEFLIN)

Thursday – Friday, December 1 – 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Brevard Central Library, Cocoa

What is copy cataloging? This workshop provides an introduction to finding cataloging records that you can copy, explaining some of the more obvious challenges and some neglected database issues, with a brief look at essential editing. Although not a substitute for the 4 day Book Blitz , this workshop will get you started in the basic principles of copy cataloging. Topics covered:

  • How to read a MARC Record for searching, matching and editing
  • Search terms and their sources
  • Matching books and records
  • Special matching problems–Dates
  • Special matching problems—CIP
  • How to recognize what is wrong with a record, so that you can either fix it or report it to someone who can

Attendees should bring a printout of a MARC record from their local automated system. Recommended prerequisite: MARC21 in Your Library

Trainer: Deborah Fritz, The MARC of Quality


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