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Hi, 

The south east Wales (Public Libraries) Training Group are running the 
following course in the first quarter of 2008 and are looking for 
expressions of interest from all sectors of the library community.

Please contact: 

Helen NcNabb
Bibliographical Services Officer - Vale of Glamorgan Libraries 
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Tel : 01446 740688

if you would like more information.

INTRODUCTION TO MARC 21

Sound knowledge of MARC 21 is a key element in professional effectiveness
when cataloguing in an online environment. MARC 21 is the only quality
metadata format currently available and provides a model for how this area
of work should be approached if consistent quality data is a requirement.
This two-day course covers a range of formats (books, serials, videos and
electronic resources) that present the MARC 21 Authority format.

BY THE END OF THE EVENT PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE:
 gained an understanding of the integrated approach of the MARC 21 format
 significantly practised elements that allow you to work with MARC 21
 developed a secure knowledge of the MARC 21 format

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Those involved in quality online data creation. Staff in the process of
upgrading to MARC 21. Data managers who are in the process of specifying a
new system that will use MARC 21 and are unsure of the possibilities that
the format offers.

SPECIAL NOTES
The MARC 21 format being presented reflects the possibilities of the full
format, rather than a modified version offered by a specific system
supplier.

COURSE LEADERS: KEITH TRICKEY AND JACQUI PEARCE

PROGRAMME
Day 1
9.15    Registration & coffee
9.45    Welcome & introduction
9.50    Evolution of MARC 21
10.15   Basic elements of the MARC bibliographic format
10.45   Examples: Coding in MARC 21
11.00   Coffee
11.15   Continuing Examples
11.30   Feedback on examples
11.40   Filling out the format: The notes fields (500)
12.10   Examples: Making notes
12.45   Lunch
1.30    Sources of MARC 21 records
        A chance to review a range of MARC 21 records
2.15    Filling out the format: Fixed field 008
2.25    Examples: Fixed field for books
3.00    Tea
3.15    Filling out the format: Fixed field for other formats
3.45    Examples: Further fixed fields
4.20    Review of progress and questions
4.30    Close

Day 2
9.15    Regroup and coffee
9.45    Start of day 2
9.50    MARC 21 Bibliographic: an integrated format
Explores the strategies for building confidence in dealing with a variety 
of
formats in MARC 21
10.10   Expansion 1: Serials
10.30   Examples : MARC 21 for serials
11.00   Coffee
11.15   Expansion 2: Video materials
11.35   Examples: MARC 21 for video material
12.00   Expansion 3: Electronic resources
12.20   Examples: MARC 21 for electronic resources
12.45   Lunch
1.30    Impact of the Library of Congress and the
        Programme for Cooperative Cataloguing on the quality of MARC 21
2.00    Filling out the format: Name headings and Uniform titles (and the
importance of AACR2)
2.20    Examples: Names and uniforms
2.40    MARC 21 Authority format
3.00    Tea
3.15    Examples: MARC 21 Name authority
3.50    How much MARC 21 do you need?
4.20    Review, questions and close