Map Cataloging: The Basics

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Course Details
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Target Audience: 
Any staff involved with cataloging.
Course Description

Do you have a backlog of maps gathering dust on your shelves, waiting to be cataloged? Are you perplexed about how to get started with cataloging cartographic resources and don't know which way to go? Let this course serve as the beginning compass for your cartographic cataloging journey! We will cover basics you need to get started, including the principles of map cataloging and MARC fields specific to cartographic resources. To put your learning into practice, you will even create a MARC record for a map.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Learn the basic principles of map cataloging.
  • Understand MARC fields specific to cartographic resources.
  • Create a MARC record for a map.


Homework Expectations
  • Course requirements: attend live online session or view recording; complete one homework assignment.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Instructor or (972) 340-2829