Tuesday, September 21 at 10 AM | Cataloging Essentials

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM   |  Cataloging Essentials

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Program Description

Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with little or no cataloging background? Is “cataloger” only one of many hats you wear at your library? Have you ever been curious of how library resources are cataloged or why records display in an OPAC the way they do? Here is your chance to learn more about how an essential function of the library operation happens. Join Nincy George, RAILS Cataloging Services Coordinator, for a presentation on ‘Cataloging Essentials'. 

60 Minute Session   |   Session will be recorded and available to PrairieCat members by October 1, 2021. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will 

  1. Learn basic concepts behind cataloging.
  2. Discover why we catalog.
  3. Explore the interaction between the OPAC and MARC records.


Nincy George  |   RAILS   |   Cataloging Services Coordinator
As the Cataloging Services Coordinator at RAILS, Nincy George is responsible for cataloging and cataloging-related services to RAILS members, including training and coordination of specialized cataloging support. She received her MLIS from Dominican University, IL. She also has an MLIS from India and B.S. in Biology from the University of Calicut, India. She has more than 12 years of cataloging experience in academic, public, and school libraries. Her professional and research interests include metadata, information organization, and linked data.  

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