Just for Copy Cats (SEFLIN)

Copy cataloging is not the same as original cataloging; it involves its own special procedures and guidelines. This course outlines the basic principles of copy cataloging in a MARC record environment. It will introduce you to the art of: finding cataloging records that you can copy; ensuring that those records really match your resources; and fixing the really important things that might need fixing in those records.

Attendees should, if possible, bring a printout of a MARC record from their local automated system.

Topics covered include:

  • How to search efficiently for MARC records to copy
  • How to match MARC records to the resources you are cataloging
  • How to deal with difficult dates when matching records
  • How to do only the most essential editing of the records that you copy

Attendees will get practice in searching for, matching to, and editing of records.

Presented by: Deborah Fritz, The MARC of Quality

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.

Register with SEFLIN