Are you new to the wonderful world of cataloging? Maybe you haven’t thought about cataloging since library school and your new job requires a memory jog?
We have compiled a list of cataloging resources and training opportunities to build your skills.
WebJunction training is free for Texas library staff. To access WebJunction courses, visit their course catalog and create a free account. For more information, visit WebJunction’s help/FAQ page or contact WebJunction support.
- WebJunction has a free, one hour, self-paced course called Introduction to Cataloging for Non-Catalogers.
- The Idaho Commission for Libraries also has a free online course as part of their ABLE program called, Technical Services Sequence. These are all available via WebJunction.
- The Accidental Cataloger: Tips & Tools to Help You Use the Rules – archived webinar from WebJunction and NCompass Live.
American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress
- ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) has some free webinar archives, including a lot on RDA that might interest more seasoned staff.
- The Library of Congress also has many cataloging resources for the more advanced and academic set with their Catalogers Learning Workshop. The Library of Congress also has a great guide to MARC titled Understanding MARC.
Books and other resources
- Indiana State Library Basics of Cataloging (1 hour webinar)
- Kent State University Resource Description & Access (RDA) Basics for Copy Catalogers (1 hour video)
- OCLC MARC Bibliographic Basics (6 minute video)
Texas library staff can borrow these books and many others via Interlibrary Loan.
Questions? Contact us at LD@tsl.texas.gov, 800-252-9386 (toll-free in Texas) or 512-463-5465.