Serials Cataloging (New!)

From $100 usd
Mon Oct 24, 10:00 AM - Wed Oct 26, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 100.00
  • Non-Member: $ 200.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 250.00
  • Non-Member: $ 500.00

Class Description:

This course provides the basic principles of original and copy cataloging of print serials with a focus on the elements contained in the CONSER standard record (CSR), including appropriate MARC 21 tagging, as well as problem-solving and decision-making relative to serials cataloging. The specific goals of the course are to:

  • Understand the concept of continuing resources
  • Identify serials and distinguish them from monographs and integrating resources
  • Apply RDA instructions for the description of serials
  • Understand the RDA CONSER standard record (CSR)
  • Become familiar with MARC tags used for serials
  • Create original serials cataloging records
  • Identify appropriate serial copy and needed edits
  • Become familiar with current serials cataloging conventions and practices


  • MARC: an Introduction (or working knowledge of MARC)


  • 6 Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff
  • 6 Contact hours for all other library staff
  • 6 SCECHs for Michigan school library staff
  • 6 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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Steven Shadle

Virtual Workshop via Zoom