NEFLIN MARC21 in Your Library: Webinar


An Introduction to MARC21 and How It Is Meant To Work in Your Library Automation System

***Please NOTE: The trainer has specified that each person will need to register and log in individually to participate in this webinar.  Multiple attendees under one registration is NOT permitted.***

This course is a beginner’s introduction to MARC21 and how it is meant to work in a library automation system. It explains what the MARC standards are and how those standards tie in with cataloging rules (RDA and AACR) to help catalogers create data that will function effectively in a library catalog.

Intended audience: Directors, reference people, acquisitions people, copy catalogers, beginning catalogers, and experienced but untrained catalogers

There are two parts to MARC21 in your Library:

MARC21 in Your Library. Part 1, MARC and Bibliographic Information: The Underlying Fundamentals

This part of the workshop is made up of a series of nine, short, free, webcasts or self-paced modules (available 24/7) and covers the underlying fundamentals of MARC and bibliographic information.  Duration: approx. 4.5 hrs (in short, standalone segments).

Anticipated Goal:         At the conclusion of this workshop, you should understand the importance of all the coding in a MARC record, and how that coding affects the proper functioning of your library catalog.

Required Text:              None; a detailed handout will be provided.  A more complete version of the handout is published by ALA under the title: MARC 21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide.

***It is very strongly advised that you go through the Part 1 modules before attending Part 2 of this workshop***

MARC21 in Your Library. Part 2, MARC Coding: The Core Codes and Their Functions

Prerequisite: Click here to access the MARC21 in Your Library. Part 1 online modules

This part of the workshop is provided as the one-day online training session, using GoToMeeting.

We will explain and illustrate correct MARC coding for:

  • Indexed fields (used for searching in a catalog to find a description of a resource)
  • Display fields (used for choosing between resources found in a catalog)
  • Coded fields (used by the catalog to customize searches and displays)
  • Number fields (used for searching in a catalog and for duplicate record detection)

We will also provide practice in the above steps.

Trainer: Deborah Fritz, The MARC of Quality, Inc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

Cancellation Deadline is 9 am on Friday, July 25.
Otherwise, no show fees may apply. See all NEFLIN CE policies at

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