CONSER’s Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop

One of the instructors for this workshop is Marguerite (Maggie) Horn, a SMART member who recently had the Cataloging 411 workshop at the NYLA Conference 2006.

Workshop Locations and Times:

  • February 27 & 28 in Albany at the Nylink offices
  • March 14 & 15 at Mid-Manhattan Library

Each two-day workshop runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 pm. Registration and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration deadlines:

Registration is limited to 25 participants.

  • Registration for Albany, must be received by February 13, 2007
  • Registration for NYC, must be received by February 28, 2007

Read on for more details…
Online Registration

Course Description:
This course provides the basic principles of serials cataloging for original and copy cataloging for print and electronic serials. The course focuses on the elements contained in the CONSER core record, including appropriate MARC 21 tagging, as well as problem-solving and decision-making relative to serials cataloging. All materials are based on the CONSER Editing Guide and CONSER Cataloging Manual.

Course topics include:

  • Original and copy cataloging of print serials
  • Cataloguing remote access and direct access electronic serials.
  • Subject analysis and classification of serials.
  • Trends in serials cataloging.

The course is a two-day workshop combining lecture with exercises and time for questions, answers and discussion.

This workshop is designed for beginning serials catalogers and other library staff.


  • Marguerite (Maggie) Horn is Library Systems Implementation Specialist at the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. She has over 30 years experience as a serials cataloguer and has worked as a trainer for SCCTP (Serials Cataloguing Cooperative Training Program) since inception.
  • Gretchen Yealy has worked as a serials cataloger at Brown University since 1981 and has been an associate contributor to the CONSER program since 2000. She has also worked as a trainer for SCCTP since its inception.

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