Webinar: Understanding MARC records
This 1-hour webinar explains the basic structure of Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC21), the coding which underpins all SCIS records. Useful for school library staff who have knowledge of cataloguing standards, and would like to be able to identify MARC tags, indicators and sub-fields, and understand how MARC impacts search display and functionalities in their library management systems.
The following topics will be covered:
- Accessing MARC Standards website
- MARC coding structure: tag, indicators, subfields
- Reading the Leader and control fields
- Implications for catalogue searching
The webinar runs for 45 minutes, and at the webinar’s conclusion, Renate Beilharz will be available for 15 minutes to respond to specific questions from participants.
A recording of the webinar will be emailed to all registered participants after it has been held.
Cancellation policy: Submission of the online booking form is considered a firm registration. All Terms & Conditions can be found here.
About the Instructors
Cataloguing team leader, SCIS
Renate has worked for SCIS since 2018. A qualified teacher librarian, Renate worked in secondary school libraries for 20 years before teaching library and information services at Box Hill TAFE. She is passionate about ensuring that schools receive the quality data needed to empower information discovery for students.