SouthernCalifornia Technical Processes Group

SCTPG Programs

Watch this site for announcements on the following programs that are being planned for the current academic year. If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating, or would like to offer their site to host any of these programs, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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Programs 2005/2006

Basic Map Cataloging

July 11, 2006 at UCLA

A Joint California Library Association and SCTPG Workshop


The primary objective of this workshop is to give the participant a basic knowledge level, and the necessary skills, to ensure creation of accurate and high-quality bibliographic records for sheet maps. At the very least, the participant will come away with a good understanding of the differences inherent between maps and other formats of material, primarily monographs, as well as the variability encountered in individual maps and map sets.

Basic skills that will be taught include: how to decide which title to choose when more than one appears on a map; providing access to other forms of a single title; the proper techniques for measuring a map/group of maps and how to record that and other physical description information; recording scale information correctly when provided and determining a scale when it is not specifically stated; using map-specific fields correctly, and others.

The participant will receive a set of reference materials that will assist them in the process of record creation. 
This workshop will not cover how to catalog: map serials; cartographic CD-ROM products; map analytics; globes; geologic sections, and electronic datasets (GIS or online sites). However, a brief bibliography of source material that will assist the user in cataloging the above material types is included in this packet of information.

Instructor: Paige G. Andrew, Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for participants who are already conversant in using the MARC 21 and ISBD standards, AACR2 and the LCRIs, etc.
Class size is limited to 25; registration closes July 7, 2006.

More program information and registration

Rules & Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources

A Cataloging for the 21st Century course of Library of Congress


This course provides attendees with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of online resource cataloging using current descriptive cataloging standards (AACR2/MARC21) and practices (LCRI/CONSER/PCC). At the end of the workshop, catalogers will

Intended Audience :

This course is designed for practicing catalogers from all types of libraries who have a working knowledge of the MARC21 bibliographic format and AACR2.

Program registration and registration

Class size is limited to 25! Registration closes Nov. 18, 2005



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