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Book Blitz I:
Making MARC Records That Work--Monday, August 15--Thurs., August 18, 2005--9am-4pmp.m. 

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This workshop is the third in a series from The MARC of Quality on excellence in cataloging. (The first two sessions were MARC21 in Your Library and Just for Copy Cats offered in February and March 2005.) Intended for the beginning cataloger or experienced cataloger who wants to learn more about bibliographic description, providing access points, and copy cataloging, this workshop focuses exclusively on books. During this four-day workshop, participants will master straightforward editing of copied records, including CIP records, and be able to make simple original records, including different editions.

Monday, August 15--Thursday, August 18, 2005

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.

Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress
Use the Main Entrance at 1st and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)

FLICC Education Working Group

$350 (charge to EDLINK Training Account/FT)
$375 (for all other transactions).

Register online at To view a PDF version of this Meeting Announcement, visit

Email [log in to unmask] or call (202) 707-6362 TTY five business days in advance for ADA Accommodations.

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.

As has been said before, "good cataloging doesn't just happen." This workshop gets right down to the details about how to make MARC records that work well in each and every MARC-based library automation system.

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 the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2R), Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRI), and the MARC coding standards (MARC21), but you will also learn these core cataloging skills:

* How to describe a book in enough detail for your users' 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 create 'different edition' or 'near match' records
* What 'bad' cataloging looks like, and how to correct it.

Recommended prerequisites: MARC21 in Your Library; Just for Copy Cats

Required text: Cataloging with AACR2R and MARC21, 2nd ed., by Deborah A. Fritz. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004. ISBN: 0-8389-0884-5. Attendees must purchase book and bring it to the program.

For more cataloging training, mark your calendar for:

* Book Blitz II: Tackling Complex Cataloging Rules--September 28-29, 2005

For more information, call (202) 707-4800 or visit the FLICC Web site at