Cataloging Local Government Documents

From $60 usd
Tue Oct 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 60.00
  • Non-Member: $ 120.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 150.00
  • Non-Member: $ 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.


  • MARC: An Introduction or working knowledge of MARC


  • 2 Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff
  • 2 Contact hours for all other library staff
  • 2 SCECHs for Michigan school library staff
  • 2 PGPs for Indiana school library staff

Registration Information:

  • You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering
  • The login and preparation email for the workshop 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 to request it

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Andrea Morrison

Virtual Workshop via Zoom