Training Programs

Machine Readable Cataloging “MARC 21” Part 1

MARC 21 is a unified electronic format for machine readable cataloguing, and it is used to create and exchange bibliographic records electronically in a standard form. The course includes an introduction to MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data rules and in-depth explanations of all basic fields, subfields, and indicators. In addition, the course includes detailed information on how to create bibliographic records using MARC 21 and other information on lists of countries codes and geographic regions, as well as other lists of standard symbols. The course includes integrated practical exercises.

30 hours (5 days; 6 hours/day)


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

Academic or professional knowledge of library science.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to indexing
  • Introduction to MARC 21
  • Main fields used:
    • 00X - Control fields
    • 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

Deadline for registration is 25 October 2018. To register click here.

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