MeLCat Cataloging

From $75 usd
Tue Feb 21, 10:00 AM - Thu Feb 23, 12:00 PM, 2023 (EST)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 75.00
  • Non-Member: $ 75.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 225.00
  • Non-Member: $ 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: Staff of MeLCat libraries

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 training@mcls.org to request it

Note: To fully participate in the workshop, you will need to be able to access the webinar presentation via the Zoom link provided in the login and preparation email. Also, you will need access to the class materials via the Google Drive link provided in the login and preparation email. Finally, please plan to open and monitor chat within the Zoom meeting. Being able to view the presentation, view and possibly print the class materials, and participate in chat will lead to the most positive workshop experience. For Groups: The Zoom presentation and chat should be visible to all group attendees. The class materials link should be shared with group attendees ahead of time so everyone can access the class materials.

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 and pricing information can be found here.

John Sterbenz

  • Gwen Haviland
  • 517-220-9950
Virtual Workshop via Zoom
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