For immediate release | June 22, 2016

Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners with Susan M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 pm on July 6, 2016.

Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners Workshop

A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Map cataloging is an important skill for many types of librarianship. But with so many training resources available, it’s difficult to know how to begin. In this workshop, experienced cataloger Susan M. Moore will cover the basics of cataloging sheet maps while focusing primarily on the areas of a catalog record that are of particular concern to cartographic resources, including scale and other mathematical data, title selection, and measurement.

Because the cataloging of special format materials often receives superficial treatment, Moore will pay special attention to the essentials of creating a bibliographic record for a sheet map. She’ll discuss key considerations such as selecting a title, calculating scale, recording coordinates, measuring maps, and filling out the 336, 337, and 338 MARC fields. You will walk away from this workshop with a solid foundation on which to build your cataloging judgment and determine how to provide necessary information in bibliographic records. Register today to get started with map cataloging!

After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Correctly select the title of a map
  • Determine the scale and coordinates of a map and record them accurately
  • Obtain a listing of the common 336, 337, and 338 data elements for maps

About the Instructor

Susan M. Moore has been a Catalog Librarian and Bibliographer at the Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa since 1996. She has been teaching map cataloging workshops since 1999. She is a member of the Map and Geospatial Information Round (MAGIRT) of the American Library Association, a former chair of the MAGIRT Committee on Cataloging and Classification and is the MAGIRT liaison to the Library of Congress' MARC Advisory Committee. Susan is co-author of RDA and Cartographic Resources.

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