Know & Go: Making Your Catalog Work For Your Community: How To Develop Local Cataloging Standards

Scheduled Dates

December 6, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST (Register Now)

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Course Description

When it comes to cataloging and classification, consistency obtained through standards is important. That does not mean you have to be at the mercy of the national standards. This presentation will cover many ways in which you can adapt catalog records to make sure they work for your library users – from homegrown classification systems to local subject headings – and offer tips to make sure these practices still provide the consistency needed in a good catalog.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand why standards are important for cataloging
  • Learn ways to adapt national cataloging and classification standards for your library's needs
  • Learn how to create your own standards and use them consistently


Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

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This course consists of a 1-hour session.
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Emily Nimsakont -
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