Cataloging Local Government Documents

From $60 usd
Thu Sep 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 60.00
Non-Member Price: $ 120.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 150.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 300.00


Class Description: This session will review best practices for cataloging print local government documents with RDA. Focusing on monographs, it will cover best practices for descriptive cataloging, access points, and subjects. Many types of local government agencies will be used as examples, including city and county governments, subagencies, committees, and commissions. The course will include examples of local government authors and contributors, issuing and sponsoring bodies, which is a challenging area of cataloging! Attendees will learn how to record funding information and contract and/or accession numbers, especially for titles sponsored jointly by local governments and other governments or associations. Catalogers are often faced with a high percentage of original cataloging with local government documents collections. This session also offers accompanying exercises to strengthen learning.


Location and Access: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information prior to the class date.

Prerequisites: MARC: an introduction OR good working knowledge of MARC

Credits: This workshop has been approved for 2 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.

Registration Information: You are welcome to register for this workshop as long as it remains open on our website. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent prior to the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email training@mcls.org to request it.

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Andrea Morrison

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
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