FLICC/FEDLINK is pleased to announce another cataloging workshop!
Understanding MARC Content Designation
Gain a basic understanding of MARC content designation as applied to bibliographic records mainly in the context of printed language monographs.  Designed primarily for the training of those involved in the creation or updating of records online, this three-day workshop is based on the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data. Users of all systems based in MARC 21 will benefit from the course. 
Linda Geisler, an instructor for the Library of Congress Technical Processing and Automation Instruction Office, will conduct the 3-day workshop.  (See below for more course details.)
Date:  Wednesday, April 2-Friday, April 4, 2004
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)
Place:  West Dining Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress.  Use the Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Metro:  Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)
Sponsor:  FLICC Education Working Group
Registration $150  (Registration includes refreshments and training manual.)  Registrations may not be shared among multiple participants.  Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at <http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html> to register online, or fax the online PDF form on (202) 707-4825.
Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask].
Information Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995
Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48 hours prior to the start of an educational  program or the full fee will be charged.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

* Learn the meaning of "MARC Content Designation"
* Understand the nature and purpose of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data
* Define commonly used terms, e.g., tag, indicator, subfield code, delimiter
* Identify features of MARC tags
* Work with MARC tags and identify the corresponding field content for bibliographic records
* Apply correct tags and indicators to commonly occurring fields in bibliographic records chiefly for textual monographs
* Associate subfield codes with bibliographic data elements in coding variable data fields in bibliographic records
* Choose codes and other data to be supplied as fixed-length data elements based on the MARC 21 008 field and seen in the context of OCLC and RLIN displays
Prerequisite:  Participants should have attended the "Cataloging Concepts: Descriptive Cataloging" workshop or have a working knowledge of descriptive cataloging concepts, rules and procedures.
Training Manual:  The course workbook is 414 pages, complete with binder and tabs. Chapters are arranged by MARC tags with exercises at the end of each section. Also contains examples and guidance for applying content designators. The manual can be used as a  handy stand-alone reference after the course in completed. Additional copies are $30 and can be ordered at the workshop.