Online with the Cataloging Maintenance Center

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides and develops training courses that can be accessed via electronic methods, including Zoom and Moodle.

Online with the CMC includes sessions with a 15-20 minute presentation followed by questions and answers.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Braille: Decoding the Dots

How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials 

While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about one subject or accumulated by one body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed.


Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 am

Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?

Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records.

Thursday,  September 16, 2021

When speech bubbles and pictures collide: Cataloging Graphic Novels 

The ins and outs of cataloging graphic novels with an emphasis on subject headings, genre/form headings, translations, and main and added entries.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Getting Real: Cataloging Realia 

Unique MARC fields for realia (three-dimensional real-world objects) will be discussed and full MARC bibliographic records will be shared.