From Carrie: This morning, I attended a Lyrasis webinar called “Cataloging for Non-Catalogers.” Since I supervise a few librarians who do cataloging, I figured I could use a refresher. Many years have passed since I took the required cataloging class in library school!
The instructor was enthusiastic (“We can catalog a-ny-thing! Even the Dr Pepper I’m drinking right now!”). The content was elementary (purpose of cataloging, cataloging terminology, examples of catalog records). I’m glad to have a renewed familiarity with the work that our fine catalogers do.
From Rachel: Also sitting in on the Cataloging for Non-Catalogers class, and learning to speak Cataloger. I found the resources and links the presenter provided very helpful. It’s great to have so much of this information easily accessible on-line.
From Carrie: I’ve added these two sites to my delicious bookmark collection:
- eduserv’s Online_cataloging_resources Bundle
Delicious bookmarks for Lyrasis cataloging webinars
- Cataloging Glossary
Learn what catalogers are saying when they speak in secret code! From the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
And of course, there’s lots of documentation for catalogers on the Cataloging page of the LIS Wiki.