CONSER’s Advanced Serials Cataloging Workshop

Workshop Logistics:
May 16 & 17 in Albany at the Nylink offices

May 23 & 24 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.

Course Description:

An in-depth course on the rules and practices applied to original cataloging of serials. While the course focuses on printed serials, the instructions are applicable to serials in any format.

Course topics include:

  • What is a serial in the revised scope of AACR2 and how do serials compare to monographs and integrating resources.
  • An area-by-area approach to the cataloging of serials, including some of the more complex aspects: uniform titles, links, designations, and title transcription.
  • Cataloging of special kinds of serials: supplements, cumulations, reprints, microform reproductions, and conference publications.
  • Major and minor changes, particularly what constitutes a major title change in the revised rules.
  • Discussion of how serial records are used in libraries and displayed in library OPACs.

This workshop is designed for catalogers who perform original cataloging of serials in any format or extensive editing of copy. Attendees should have some experience with original cataloging of serials or copy cataloging or at least have taken the Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop.


  • Marguerite (Maggie) Horn is Library Systems Implementation Specialist at the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. She as over 30 years experience as a serials cataloger and has worked as a trainer for SCCTP (Serials Cataloging 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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