CONSER’s Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop

[via NYLINE listserv]

Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6, 2009
Nylink Office, Albany

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 cataloguing of print serials
  • Cataloguing remote access and direct access electronic serials
  • Subject analysis and classification of serials
  • Trends in serials cataloguing

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 cataloguers 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.

Everett Allgood is Associate Curator, Technical Services and Original Cataloging, New York University Libraries.

For more information and to registeration.

Thank you for your continued support of Nylink training and events,

Deidre Dowling
Education Coordinator

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