Do you need help determining where to start when cataloging special collections? What material type do you use? How do you express the dates of the collection in the record? Do you catalog collections housed in a box differently than ones that are pasted onto scrapbook pages? Join Barb Scoby as she presents several different types of collections and discusses the cataloging decisions made for each collection.
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About Online with the CMC Webinars
Learn the nuances of cataloging and collection discoverability in 20 minutes when you attend the Cataloging Maintenance Center’s Online with the CMC. These brief, 15- to 20-minute webinars, led by CMC cataloging and metadata experts, cover a different challenging or interesting cataloging special topic each month, such as examining accessibility in cataloging and how to use some of the less-common MARC fields. A 40-minute Q & A session follows each presentation, allowing participants to seek clarification or ask about additional cataloging topics.
Online with the CMC webinars are free to all library workers in Illinois thanks to a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Register for these classes via the Library Directory & Learning Calendar (L2) website. Our Online with the CMC webinars are now on the second Thursday of each month.
The Cataloging Maintenance Center
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides statewide cataloging support for Illinois libraries, including free original and copy cataloging of eligible special collections, consultation on metadata projects, database cleanup for LLSAPs, cataloging training, and more. Funding for the CMC is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State and administered by Illinois Heartland Library System. Learn more about the CMC at www.cmcillinois.org.