The TMQ Cataloging Series. Series B: AACR2 & MARC


 

BOOK BLITZ I (4 Days)

 

As it has been said before, “good cataloging doesn't just happen”. This workshop gets right down to the nitty-gritty details about how to make MARC records that will work well in each and every truly MARC-based library automation system out there.

 

Whether you are copy cataloging or making original records, this workshop will teach you the essential cataloging rules and MARC standards that you need to know, and how they fit together. Not only will you learn how to find your way around AACR2R, LCRI and MARC21, but you will also learn these 'Core Cataloging Skills':

  • How to describe a book in enough detail for your user's needs
  • How to assign useful search terms, such as authors, illustrators, etc. (not subject headings)
  • How to choose the correct MARC coding for a book record
  • How to decide whether or not copied records truly match your items
  • How to upgrade CIP records to provide missing data or edit changes
  • How to clone 'different edition' or 'near match' records
  • What 'bad' cataloging looks like, and how to correct it.

 

(P.S. we spend more than 3 hours on dates alone)

 

N.B. This is a beginner’s workshop on bibliographic description, providing access points, and copy cataloging; this workshop covers books only. See workshop descriptions in the Classification and Subjects series for coverage of subject headings and classification; and see below on this page for advanced ‘Book Blitz’ workshops.

 

For a beginning cataloger, this workshop is the third step in your long journey to excellence in cataloging. (Your first step should be: ‘MARC21 in Your Library’; your second: ‘Just for Copy Catalogers’.)  For an experienced cataloger, it is a near certainty that you will learn a few things you didn’t already know.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Copy catalogers, beginning catalogers, experienced but untrained catalogers, and any catalogers curious about what they might need to learn.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to do straightforward editing of records that you copy, including CIP records, and should be able to make simple original records for books, including Different edition records,

Recommended prerequisites:

MARC21 in Your Library; Just for Copy Catalogers

Required text:

“Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21” by Deborah A. Fritz.  Chicago: ALA, 2004. 0-8389-0884-5

 

Download updates from:

http://www.marcofquality.com/bk/cwamupdates.html

 

A 2006 cumulation (with updates 1-3) is now available from ALA: 978-0-8389-0935-5. Continue to check for updates to this also.

Duration:

4 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenters:

D. Fritz, L. Fields, or K. Nystrom

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Book Blitz I

 

 

 

BOOK BLITZ II (2 Days)

 

Really good cataloging doesn't come easily. It takes commitment to details to figure out how to handle some of the trickier cataloging problems that can arise. In Book Blitz I we cover the easy rules. In this workshop, Book Blitz II, we move on to some of the more complex cataloging rules, the ones that make you frown!

 

Once you are comfortable with finding your way around the basic cataloging tools--the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2R), Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRI), and the MARC coding standards (MARC21)--you will be ready to tackle some of the harder stuff, for example:

  • Parallel titles
  • Part titles
  • Confusing statements of responsibility
  • More on series
  • More on personal, corporate, and conference names, and uniform title headings
  • Verifying name and title headings against the LC Authority files

 

N.B. Although the examples in this workshop are all for books, the relevant rules can be applied to all types of materials. However, this workshop does not cover subject headings, classification, or specific details on cataloging non-print materials.

 

Attendees are advised that they will be expected to have attended Book Blitz I before coming to this workshop.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Intermediate and experienced catalogers needing training in this area.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to edit or create the description and access elements of more complicated book records.

Recommended prerequisites:

Book Blitz I

Required text:

“Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21” by Deborah A. Fritz.  Chicago: ALA, 2004. 0-8389-0884-5

 

Download updates from:

http://www.marcofquality.com/bk/cwamupdates.html

 

A 2006 cumulation (with updates 1-3) is now available from ALA: 978-0-8389-0935-5. Continue to check for updates to this also.

Duration:

2 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenter:

D. Fritz, L. Fields, B. Rennie

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Book Blitz II

 

 

 

BOOK BLITZ III:

More AACR and MARC, with some mention of RDA and FRBR (2 Days)

 

In Book Blitz I, we cover the basics of using AACR and MARC to describe nice simple books and provide searchable terms for them. In Book Blitz II we cover slightly more complicated issues, such as parallel titles, part titles, and headings for corporate bodies. In Book Blitz III we will pick up some interesting loose ends that we were unable to cover in either BBI or BBII, such as:

·        what do I do with typos in descriptive fields

·        when should I enter info as a subtitle vs a statement of responsibility?

·        when do I need to add a statement of responsibility for an edition?

·        when do I enter the name of a publisher's imprint (subsidiary) instead of the name of the parent company?

·        more date problems

·        more series problems.

 

Then we will move on to some slightly more complex matters, concentrating primarily on the sources of information, bibliographic description, and access points for:

·        single works in multiple units (e.g., multi-volume sets)

·        multiple works in single units (e.g., collections, with or without a collective title)

·        multiple works in multiple units (e.g., monographic sets vs series)

 

We'll keep one eye on the future and use RDA and FRBR terminology wherever it is appropriate.

 

Attendees are strongly advised to attend Book Blitz I and Book Blitz II before coming to this workshop.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Intermediate and experienced catalogers needing training in this area.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to edit or create the description and access elements of more complicated book records.

Recommended prerequisites:

Book Blitz I, Book Blitz II

Required text:

“Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21” by Deborah A. Fritz.  Chicago: ALA, 2004. 0-8389-0884-5

 

Download updates from:

http://www.marcofquality.com/bk/cwamupdates.html

 

A 2006 cumulation (with updates 1-3) is now available from ALA: 978-0-8389-0935-5. Continue to check for updates to this also.

Duration:

2 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenter:

D. Fritz, L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Book Blitz III