MeLCat Cataloging

From $75 usd
Tue Oct 26, 2:00 PM - Thu Oct 28, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 75.00
Non-Member Price: $ 75.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 225.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 225.00


Class Description: This workshop is a “must have” for future MeLCat libraries and new cataloging/Technical Services staff at current ones. Learn or review the basics of cataloging and the application of MARC to them. Learn about MeLCat guidelines to ensure MeLCat participant records are successfully loaded and properly matched against existing records in the statewide MeLCat catalog. A review of important MeLCat terminology precedes a thorough discussion of the matching algorithm and validity checks employed by the MeLCat central server.

Also covered: how to review MARC records and understand descriptive cataloging concepts and MARC coding for various formats. A review of the various tools used to assist catalogers with record creation, such as OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, is included. A brief discussion of RDA records and how RDA affects the matching algorithm concludes the course.


Audience: MeLCat library staff

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: None

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.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct can be found here. Pricing & Policies

John Sterbenz

Virtual Workshop via Zoom
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