Training Courses and Workshops

Periodicals Cataloging and Indexing

Periodicals are of great importance as a source of information; they represent the most up-to-date publications in various specializations. The researchers in all fields mainly rely on peer-refereed scientific journals to be able to access the latest information in any field. The course covers the different types of periodicals, how to distinguish between them and other sources of information, and the creation of bibliographic records and holdings records using machine readable cataloging system MARC 21.

Duration
30 hours (5 days; 6 hours/day)

Language
Arabic

Target audience
Information professionals, publishers, library science students and academics.

Prerequisites
Academic or professional knowledge of library science.

Outline
The course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of periodicals
  • Introduction to holding records
  • Used fields:
    • 853 Captions and patterns - basic bibliographic unit
    • Enumeration and chronology fields (863, 864, 865)
    • Textual holdings (866, 867, 868)
    • 362 Dates of publication and/or sequential designation
    • 856 Electronic location and access
    • 130 Main entry - uniform title
    • 260 Publication and distribution
    • 300 Physical description
    • 310 Current publication frequency
    • 321 Former publication frequency
    • 1Xx Main entry fields
    • 245 Title statement
    • 246 Varying form of title
    • 240 Uniform title
    • 250 Edition statement
    • 300 Physical description
    • 4XX Series statement fields
    • 5XX Notes fields
    • 6XX Subject access fields
    • 8XX Series added entry fields
    • 700–740 Added entry fields
    • 008 Fixed-length data elements

 

Registration
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