Understanding MARC class registration now open!

Why would you use a 651 MARC tag instead of a 610 tag? What is the difference between a 260 tag and a 264 tag? Where do you put the note about closed captioning? If you have questions about MARC catalog records or would like to learn more about entering records into your local system, join us for this seven-session asynchronous online workshop. Topics will include:
  • Fixed & variable fields, subfields, tags
  • Title and statement of responsibility
  • Edition
  • Publication
  • Physical description
  • Notes
  • Subject headings
  • Series
  • Main and added entries
  • Special topics
This class will be held online from March 30th to May 15th. Class participants will access the course website in order to read materials, discuss questions/issues in discussion boards, and post assignments. The instructor will interact with participants through discussion boards and optional web chats in order to offer feedback and provide explanations of material. To receive full credit, participants must complete all assignments. Prerequisite: Basic skills “Organization of Materials” or some library automation experience. To register: Go to Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records in the Nebraska Library Commission Training Portal. Registration closes March 20th. This class is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certification Program.  Courses are open only to Nebraska residents or those who are employed by a Nebraska library. Contact Shoshana.Patocka@nebraska.gov if you have any questions. (Understanding MARC class will be offered again in August of 2020.)
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