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Resource Description and Access (RDA) Based Training Materials

AACR2/LCRI Based Training Materials

All SCCTP workshops consist of slide presentations with exercises on paper. Trainees will not be using a computer as part of the workshop.

CONSER RDA Bridge Training Workshop

Description

The CONSER RDA Bridge Training Workshop provides a basic overview of RDA instructions for serials and is aimed at experienced AACR2 serials catalogers making the transition to RDA. The session incorporates hands-on exercises with examples from actual MARC 21 records and updates on PCC RDA implementation as appropriate. The material is based on CONSER RDA core elements for serials and includes agreed upon practices carried over from the AACR2 based CONSER standard record.  

The workshop can be delivered in face-to-face training sessions or live online format and can be expanded or compressed depending on the interest of participants.

Audience

The course is designed for people who are experienced AACR2 serials catalogers making the transition to RDA.

Contact hours

The course is designed as a full day 6.5 hour classroom session. It may also be delivered live online in up to four 90 minute sessions.

Course revision

Current revision: 2013

CONSER RDA Bridge course materials

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Advanced Serials Cataloging Workshop (Revised 2010)

Description

The Advanced Serials Cataloging Workshop is an in-depth course on the rules and practices applied to original cataloging of serials. However, there are no specific instructions for electronic serials included in this workshop. While the course focuses on printed serials, the instructions are applicable to serials in any format. It is timed for release in 2002 when the forthcoming revision of chapter 12 of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), 2nd edition revised is published. Course topics include:

  • What is a serial in the revised scope of AACR2 and how do serials compare to monographs and integrating resources
  • An area-by-area approach to the cataloging of serials, including some of the more complex aspects: uniform titles, links, designations, and title transcription
  • Cataloging of special kinds of serials: supplements, commutations, reprints, microform reproductions, and conference publications
  • Major and minor changes, particularly what constitutes a major title change in the revised rules
  • Discussion of how serial records are used in libraries and displayed in library OPACs

Audience

The course is designed for people who have at least taken the Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop or who have been active serials catalogers for more than one year and are familiar with MARC serials tagging and fundamental approaches to serials cataloging. While attendees who do not have this background in serials may find parts of the workshop useful, the instructors will not have sufficient time to review basic serials cataloging.

Workshop hosts should be careful to advertise this particular workshop so that attendees with little or no serials cataloging experience understand that basic serials cataloging will not be covered.

Contact hours

The course is a two-day workshop, consisting of 6.5 hours each day for a total of 13 contact hours. It combines lecture with exercises and time for questions, answers and discussion. It will also serve as an excellent self-study resource.

Course revision

Current revision: 2010.

Advanced Serials Cataloging course materials.

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Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop (Revised 2008, updated 2010)

Description

This course provides the basic principles of serials cataloging for original and copy cataloging for print serials. The course focuses 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 course does not provide instructions for the MARC 21 format for holding data, advanced serials cataloging, or cataloging of electronic and special kinds of serials.

All materials are based on the CONSER standard record documentation, CONSER Editing Guide, and CONSER Cataloging Manual.

Audience

The course is designed for those new to serials: beginning serials catalogers and technicians and monograph catalogers working with serials.

Contact hours

The course is designed as a two day session consisting of 6.5 hours each day for a total of 13 contact hours.

Course revision

Current revision: August 2008, updated 2010

Basic Workshop course materials.

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CONSER Standard Record Workshop (2010)

Description

The workshop focuses on data elements required in the CONSER standard record. All materials are based on the CONSER standard record documentation and LCRIs developed to cover new practices in dealing with description of serials title, uniform title, designation, etc. The workshop will also cover CONSER’s new practices in coding MARC field 246 for variant titles, fixed fields, etc. The workshop consists of slide presentations with exercises on paper. Trainees will not be using a computer as part of the workshop.

Sessions include:

  • Background and philosophy of the CONSER standard record
  • What’s the same and what’s new
  • How to catalog under new guidelines
  • Working with copy
  • Hands on exercises

Audience

This workshop is intended for catalogers who have been active serials catalogers for more than one year and are familiar with AACR2R, MARC serials tagging, and fundamental approaches to serials cataloging. This course is designed as a supplement to other SCCTP Workshops and for those people wanting to catalog serials following the new CONSER standard.

Contact hours

The course is designed as a half day (4 hours) classroom session. It is also delivered live online in two 90 minutes sessions.

Course revision

Current revision: 2010

CONSER Standard course materials

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Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop (Revised 2008)

Description

Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop is designed as a hands-on training course for cataloging electronic serials distributed through the Web. This workshop is based on Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), 2nd edition, including the 2001 amendments and the revised edition published in 2002. It incorporates key revisions of chapter 9, "Electronic resources" and chapter 12 "Continuing resources" that apply to electronic serials, but is not a comprehensive course on serials cataloging. The course is also based on Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, the MARC 21 format, and CONSER specific policies and practices set forth in the CONSER Cataloging Manual and CONSER Editing Guide. The curriculum includes six sessions:

  • Introduction
  • Cataloging an online serial
  • Aggregations and packages
  • Online versions
  • Changes that affect cataloging
  • Case studies

Audience

The course is designed for those who have previous serials cataloging experience

Contact hours

The course is designed as a one day (6.5 hours) session. It has been created for a classroom setting with lecture notes and exercises and is perfect for a training center, in-house instruction, or an excellent self-study resource.

Course revision

Current revision: August 2008

Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop course materials

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Integrating Resources Cataloging (Revised 2010)

Description

This course is based on chapter 9, "Electronic resources," and chapter 12, "Continuing resources," of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR), 2nd edition, 2002 Revision. The course focuses on cataloging electronic integrating resources with only incidental information on cataloging loose-leaf integrating resources.

The sessions include:

  • An introduction to integrating resources and their identification.
  • Instructions for cataloging updating Web sites, databases, and loose-leafs.
  • Making changes to records.
  • Case studies and more difficult aspects of cataloging electronic integrating resources.
  • Resource selection and options for access.
  • An optional session on the cataloging of loose-leaf services by Rhonda Lawrence, (UCLA Law Library).

Audience

This course presumes at least some familiarity with the rules and practice of cataloging electronic resources, including AACR2 chapter 9 and MARC 21 computer files coding.

Contact hours

The course contains optional sessions so it can be held in either a one or two day session.

Course revision

Current revision: June 2010

The June 2007 interim version has changes that reflect the implementation of code "i," removal of references to RLG, and some minor changes in examples and in the text.

Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop course materials.

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Serial Holdings Workshop (Revised 2010)

Description

Creating standards-compliant holdings records is a critical skill in controlling serials in libraries. Attendees will learn to use the MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and ANSI/NISO Z39.71 to create standards-compliant holdings records and publication patterns data. Attendees will be able to distinguish options for entering holdings data (i.e., formatted, textual, and publication patterns). The instructions and exercises are system-neutral, and the course includes time for discussion of local system implementation.

Audience

The course is designed for those who are new to the MARC 21 Holdings Format, including those who have created holdings records using other mechanisms (e.g., OCLC's Local Holdings Record). It is designed primarily for those who will create holdings records but is also useful for managers and system designers wishing to know more about the format and its uses.

Instructions are available for both face-to-face and live online settings.

Contact hours

The face-to-face course is designed as a two-day (15 contact hours) session. It is strongly recommended that 2 days be given to allow ample time for exercises and discussion, due to the nature of the course materials. The second day includes extra time for exercises, system-implementation discussion, and problem solving. The course can be customized if a one-day or one-and-a-half-day of workshop is to be given.

The live online course is designed for seven sessions: six of which are two-hour, one of which is a three-hour session (15 contact hours). Class participation includes discussion and exercises.  Homework is encouraged to stimulate participation between sessions and promote understanding.

Course revision

Current revision: 2010

Material has been rearranged and simplified in this revision. There are updated examples, exercises and additional information based on requests from sponsors and trainees. There are some new interpretations of long-standing codes, which are indicated as they occur throughout the text.

Serial Holdings Workshop course materials.

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